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by junctionmad
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Drawings of economical facing point locks
Replies: 3
Views: 1378

Drawings of economical facing point locks

I'm looking to do a 3 D printed model of economical FPL , non working of course. I'm particularly interested in any historical drawings that may exist in various signalling books . Perhaps forumities might be able to unearth some drawings Anything from 1900 on , should suffice to let me scale my ide...
by junctionmad
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Signals for Minories
Replies: 38
Views: 9985

Re: Signals for Minories

Could anyone suggest a company that does custom etches in small volume at a reasonable price ?
by junctionmad
Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Representing light weight FB rail
Replies: 26
Views: 5677

Re: Representing light weight FB rail

I'm visiting the prototype in 2 weeks , so I'll measure the rail section directly to establish the nearest FB code. I need dimensions for the FB chair anyway
by junctionmad
Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Representing light weight FB rail
Replies: 26
Views: 5677

Re: Representing light weight FB rail

Given the way ply sleepers have gone up in price in recent years I would be surprised if doubling up the ply comes out cheaper than copperclad. One thought,, if prepared to go to the trouble of drilling out half of the sleepers to take the rivet heads an alternative would be to drill holes for the ...
by junctionmad
Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Representing light weight FB rail
Replies: 26
Views: 5677

Re: Representing light weight FB rail

Thanks Martin. You really are close to an omnipresent Hal 9000 on fora

Dave
by junctionmad
Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Representing light weight FB rail
Replies: 26
Views: 5677

Re: Representing light weight FB rail

By the way , would the NS conductor rail mentioned in the stores be or similar profile ?

Dave
by junctionmad
Thu Dec 31, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Representing light weight FB rail
Replies: 26
Views: 5677

Re: Representing light weight FB rail

I used C&L's code 55 fb rail when I built the track for my WCPR Clevedon layout. It's nickel silver catalogue ref 4RA101H. Might be advertised as conductor rail? I believe it's gone from the catalogue. I'll ask Pete next week I've an unopened pack of 10m which I'm not going to use so you're wel...
by junctionmad
Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Representing light weight FB rail
Replies: 26
Views: 5677

Re: Representing light weight FB rail

Thanks Keith.

I am looking at doing a custom etch for the FB chairs to try and closely replicate the prototype so the article on gluing was very useful

Dave
by junctionmad
Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Representing light weight FB rail
Replies: 26
Views: 5677

Re: Representing light weight FB rail

grovenor-2685 wrote:Why not use the steel anyway, best material for rail IMHO.
Regards


Yes I,ve considered that. All my experience is with NS rail and I'm reluctant to change. Is there any guide to using steel rail ?

The issue of how to handle connecting it to wooden ply sleepers still remains

Dave
by junctionmad
Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Representing light weight FB rail
Replies: 26
Views: 5677

Re: Representing light weight FB rail

Andrew Ullyott wrote:I used C&L's code 55 fb rail when I built the track for my WCPR Clevedon layout. It's nickel silver catalogue ref 4RA101H. Might be advertised as conductor rail?


I believe it's gone from the catalogue. I'll ask Pete next week
by junctionmad
Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Representing light weight FB rail
Replies: 26
Views: 5677

Representing light weight FB rail

Hi, I was wondering what's available to represent lightweight FB rail on wooden sleepers as was common n Irish railways till quite recently. I can see C & L have a code 55 steel rail , but I don't see anything similar in nickel silver. Also these rails were held in a pecular low profile two chai...
by junctionmad
Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Megapoint - a simple way to control turnouts?
Replies: 12
Views: 5713

Re: Megapoint - a simple way to control turnouts?

Hi, The latest incarnation of Servo4/Sema4 works well. It is perhaps regrettable that MERG doesn't take a leaf out of the S4 Society's book, and make some of their products available to non members. It might attract some to join. As a former member, I don't feel inclined to join again to get the la...
by junctionmad
Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Wah , Ive no rivet punch tool
Replies: 7
Views: 2085

Re: Wah , Ive no rivet punch tool

I'm first trying to get my Cnc Milling machine set up to do blades and crossings. I would have thought that the biggest problem is being able to hold the rail securely whilst it is being cut and so that it is adequately supported to withstand the forces involved. I cannot think of an easy way of do...
by junctionmad
Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Wah , Ive no rivet punch tool
Replies: 7
Views: 2085

Re: Wah , Ive no rivet punch tool

It is easy enough to drill a hole to form the penetration through the sleeper and then close the rivet with a tap of a light hammer with the sleeper on a solid base. You do need to develop a knack of hitting the rivet at about the same amount so that it sits at about the same height as its neighbou...
by junctionmad
Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Wah , Ive no rivet punch tool
Replies: 7
Views: 2085

Re: Wah , Ive no rivet punch tool

Terry Bendall wrote:A batch of rivet punch/press tools in in the course of production and with a bit of luck and not too many other things to do, should be completed in the next week or so.

Terry Bendall



Wooo hooo. Keep me one please
by junctionmad
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Wah , Ive no rivet punch tool
Replies: 7
Views: 2085

Wah , Ive no rivet punch tool

Im considering building using ply and rivets for turnouts with cosmetic chairs since the J.B-S tool is now like the proverbial hens teeth. what is a girl to do , has everyone abandoned JBS to go from functional chairs, I still find that complex track work still requires soldering as not all chairs a...

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