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by DavidM
Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:19 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Springs
Replies: 20
Views: 9892

Re: Springs

... and you can add me to this list of converts! :D I did a CSB build of a Brassmasters Super-D chassis earlier this year, as a trial run using this approach. I found it straight forward to implement, and it needed next to no fine tuning. I also used the Avonside Chassis 2 alignment jig, and intend ...
by DavidM
Wed May 27, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Tortoise Auxiliary Switches
Replies: 28
Views: 15115

Re: Tortoise Auxiliary Switches

Andrew, As far as I can tell (without removing them from below the baseboard) mine are all Rev B - unfortunately I can't see the terminal strips because they face the baseboard - but I'm fairly sure the PCBs were labelled that way. The labels are bright green as well. I'd be inclined to take my chan...
by DavidM
Tue May 26, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Tortoise Auxiliary Switches
Replies: 28
Views: 15115

Re: Tortoise Auxiliary Switches

Very interesting Andrew.

Do you notice if there is any difference between the newer machines and the previous version as far as the locating pips for the wipers go - they look a little more secure in your photo the ones I have - remember, some of mine fell off!

David
by DavidM
Sun May 17, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Tortoise Auxiliary Switches
Replies: 28
Views: 15115

Re: Tortoise Auxiliary Switches

I would agree with Keith's suggestion about using a standard PCB header / 8 way shell as a robust solution - we must assume ultimately that any turnout drive system may fail, however rarely. They sometimes have to be replaced in a hurry and anything that reduces inconvenience and time under the base...
by DavidM
Sat May 16, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Tortoise Auxiliary Switches
Replies: 28
Views: 15115

Re: Tortoise Auxiliary Switches

Andrew, I hate to pour further cold water on the idea of using Tortoises as, like you, I have assumed they are the way to go. I have recently repaired two units (out of seven currently installed on a small layout) when the internal switch contacts literally came adrift from the operating arm - it ap...
by DavidM
Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Ballasting track - Johnsons Klear
Replies: 15
Views: 8641

Re: Ballasting track - Johnsons Klear

Johnson's Klear doesn't appear to be available in Australia, but this morning I managed to find something called Pascoe's Long Life Self Shining Floor Polish made by a chemical manufacturer in Perth, WA. http://www.pascoes.com.au/products.php?which=27&level=7 It's available from Woolworth's sup...
by DavidM
Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Semaphore Signal Control - The Bouncer
Replies: 13
Views: 13971

Re: Semaphore Signal Control - The Bouncer

Geraint, Keep trying - he sometimes takes a while to respond! I took delivery of one of his units about two months ago and it seems to work, but haven't connected it to a signal yet. I have been keen on trying servos for some time, especially for semaphore control and this seem to be a good way to d...

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