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by junctionmad
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions
Replies: 32
Views: 6109

Re: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions

I just worked out I need 55 levers , ( 6 spare )

the frame will be the best part of 2 feet long !!!
by junctionmad
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 78
Views: 22642

Re: Exactoscale Products

The RM web thread Martin provides a url for is astonishing. I will be giving dates here as soon as I can on the end-date for Exactoscale products being available from C&L and the planned date for the start of supplies from Exactoscale under the new regime. There is no point in doing this premat...
by junctionmad
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 96444

Re: Construction of a Test Track

a question , do many people building model railways with lever frames , actually implement Locking levers, given that in practice there is no actual lock ?
by junctionmad
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions
Replies: 32
Views: 6109

Re: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions

been away sailing , so thanks howard


dave

The diagram was viewed 322 times, so it suggests a few people were interested
by junctionmad
Thu May 31, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions
Replies: 32
Views: 6109

Mk2 Lever Frame , Dimensions

Has anyone a dimensioned drawing of the new Mk2 frame, Im building a box to accommodate them in advance of ordering them


regards

Dave
by junctionmad
Wed May 23, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: A new lever frame design
Replies: 91
Views: 18995

Re: A new lever frame design

I’m convinced , building 8 kits is soon to be an undertaking I’m involved in
by junctionmad
Wed May 23, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: A new lever frame design
Replies: 91
Views: 18995

Re: A new lever frame design

HI it is intended to keep the old version going as well, Im about to order several of the old units , will they be available long term ? However this project is a 40 lever frame for a club 0 Gauge layout , with electrical interlocking ( and LED and buzzer sound for incorrect movements ) perhaps the...
by junctionmad
Wed May 23, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: A new lever frame design
Replies: 91
Views: 18995

Re: A new lever frame design

HI it is intended to keep the old version going as well, Im about to order several of the old units , will they be available long term ? However this project is a 40 lever frame for a club 0 Gauge layout , with electrical interlocking ( and LED and buzzer sound for incorrect movements ) perhaps the ...
by junctionmad
Sun May 20, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 78
Views: 22642

Re: Exactoscale Products

I would think it will help Phil in not having to keep a stock of slow moving stock and concentrate on the core business


with PECO,Carrs and now ExactoScale gone , what do you view as C&Ls core business , HINi Rail !!
by junctionmad
Fri May 18, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 78
Views: 22642

Re: Exactoscale Products

I am happy to see two supplies of track components rather then one , great news Assuming, of course, that C&L remains viable after they lose the Exactoscale range. I feel a bit sorry for Phil. DT Sure the C&L track components are getting very " tired " and need new moulds Frankly ...
by junctionmad
Fri May 18, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Exactoscale Products
Replies: 78
Views: 22642

Re: Exactoscale Products

I am happy to see two supplies of track components rather then one , great news
by junctionmad
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 96444

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

This is actually for our club O gauge layout, but its uses bullet dowels and toggle latches on the side to connect the boards together , works really well


IMG_1657.jpg
by junctionmad
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: 3D Printed Turnouts - Promising Progress
Replies: 25
Views: 5472

Re: 3D Printed Turnouts - Promising Progress

As a general comment , if I put my modelling expertise into creating a CAD drawing and it’s 3D printed , I’m as much scratch buildings the next person

I mean I don’t see people trying to make models with 17 century machine tools !!

Dave
by junctionmad
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 96444

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

I tried drilling the bottom of bullhead rail , I broke so many drills, that I gave up
by junctionmad
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Grub screws
Replies: 20
Views: 2733

Re: Grub screws

I see no problem in not wanting to be involved in the internet. It may be awkward or irritating to some, but so long as he can sustain his business to his own satisfaction who are we to argue? As Paul says, he is happy to talk on the phone and this is often the easiest way to explain a problem and ...
by junctionmad
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Where to Find?
Topic: Grub screws
Replies: 20
Views: 2733

Re: Grub screws

Hardwicke wrote:I can't understand not having a web presence. Branchlines to all intents and purposes looks moribund.



the dodo bird comes to mind
by junctionmad
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 96444

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

I use ordinary 7/0.2 soldered to the bottom of the rail , works well and cant be seen
by junctionmad
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Ultrasonic Cleaners
Replies: 24
Views: 5502

Re: Ultrasonic Cleaners

I am using iso propol alcohol (IPA not sure about the spelling.) purchased via the internet. This seems to do a nice job. Be careful of using IPA, its listed as a fire hazard if used by itself. You can, however, put the piece to be cleaned into a plastic container with IPA and then put the containe...
by junctionmad
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 96
Views: 19373

Re: Resistance Soldering

Well I can understand the simplicity of tapped outputs but that requires a custom traffo , these days it's easy to control the power to the input , I have a big 500W variac on my lab bench , so I can rig that up to a 100 VA 0-6Vac output toroidal and see what's currents are required, it looks like ...
by junctionmad
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 96
Views: 19373

Re: Resistance Soldering

Dave, all the RSU available in the UK have had multiple or variable outputs (notably the American Beauty unit for the latter). The Mignon Models unit had a switched primary input, but that only seemed to give +/- 10% output variation and was only available for a relatively short time. The LRM, Gras...
by junctionmad
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Resistance Soldering
Replies: 96
Views: 19373

Re: Resistance Soldering

Dave, as the owner of LRM is a close friend of mine, I"ll leave you to work out your own RSU spec. Maplin used to sell a suitable transformer kit on which you could wind your own secondary outputs, but these are no longer available. I wound my own when the LRM unit was being developed but late...
by junctionmad
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Maun Pliers
Replies: 16
Views: 3034

Re: Maun Pliers

ordered my today , thanks for the heads up
by junctionmad
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 126
Views: 23850

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

Given the laborious process involving half chairs , I'm interested in how many people remain with the full JBS method of turnout construction, I would have thought by now the vast majority of " new builds" would be functional chairs or perhaps hybrid methods , rather then full on JBS. Dave
by junctionmad
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout construction - Question here please.
Replies: 126
Views: 23850

Re: Turnout construction - Question here please.

My own problems have largely been confined to correctly positioning the knuckle longitudinally n relation to the V point , using either flangeway shims or roller gauges has always resulted in some slop in the final position . I only really solved it when I created CNC machine common crossing jigs fr...

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