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Palatine Models Stretcher Brackets

Postby ralphrobertson » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:24 pm

From previous posts I see that some interest has been shown in the etch we used on Slattocks for stretcher brackets (S4 News 182). This was produced as a one off but since we probably need to get another etch for ourselves very shortly I wondered if anyone else would like one whilst I get a rerun. If there is sufficient demand I can get it added to the Palatine website but given the history of the solebar plate etch (a dead duck) I think this is highly unlikely and that this will be just a one-off run again.

If anyone is interested please post here or pm me with your request. I have no idea of the cost right now, sorry.

Ralph

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Re: Palatine Models Stretcher Brackets

Postby ralphrobertson » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:37 am

I should just clarify that this is only going to be the etch for the brackets and not for the stretcher bars themselves. Mike Bolton etched these himself, he has facilities to do his own circuit boards and he used that for them - they will not be available and you need to source those yourself. See page 11 of S4 News and there is a photo at the bottom of the page of the etch.

Ralph

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Re: Palatine Models Stretcher Brackets

Postby mikewturner » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:57 pm

Hi Ralph

How many brackets are on the etch please?

Regards

Mike

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Re: Palatine Models Stretcher Brackets

Postby Steve Taylor » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:12 am

By stretcher brackets do you mean the shoes by which a stretcher bar is attached to the switches?

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Re: Palatine Models Stretcher Brackets

Postby grovenor-2685 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:33 am

Steve Taylor wrote:By stretcher brackets do you mean the shoes by which a stretcher bar is attached to the switches?

Yes, here is the PIC from the referenced aticle
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Re: Palatine Models Stretcher Brackets

Postby ralphrobertson » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:19 am

mikewturner wrote:Hi Ralph

How many brackets are on the etch please?

Regards

Mike


There are 80 brackets on each etch. If you are doing 2 stretcher bars you will need 4 per turnout but allow for some waste as these are very fiddly unless you make some jigs like Mike did.

Ralph

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Re: Palatine Models Stretcher Brackets

Postby Steve Taylor » Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:28 am

Keith, thanks for clarifying that for me.

Ralph, yes please. Can I put my name down for these please?

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Re: Palatine Models Stretcher Brackets

Postby PeteT » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:07 pm

Hi Ralph,

They do look good! Do you (or anyone for that matter) know how they compare with the offerings from Ambis or Masokits, either in terms of assembly or prototypes on which they are based?

Cheers,
Pete

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Re: Palatine Models Stretcher Brackets

Postby mikewturner » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:24 pm

Hi Ralph

Put me down for 2 frets please.

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Mike

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Re: Palatine Models Stretcher Brackets

Postby ralphrobertson » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:40 pm

PeteT wrote:Hi Ralph,

They do look good! Do you (or anyone for that matter) know how they compare with the offerings from Ambis or Masokits, either in terms of assembly or prototypes on which they are based?

Cheers,
Pete


Hi Pete,

I am afraid I have no idea how they compare. I bought some Ambis ones and after taking a look at them I decided to use the Mike Norris method for Gt. Jackson St. but I think if you look at the S4 News article there is a picture of a prototype there and you can decide for yourself.

Ralph

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Re: Palatine Models Stretcher Brackets

Postby ralphrobertson » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:40 pm

mikewturner wrote:Hi Ralph

Put me down for 2 frets please.

Regards

Mike


Will do.

Ralph

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Re: Palatine Models Stretcher Brackets

Postby ralphrobertson » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:35 pm

Order has now been placed and the offer is withdrawn. It is unlikely there will ever be a rerun of this.

Ralph


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