Protofour Society Manual (TOUs)

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Dave K
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Protofour Society Manual (TOUs)

Postby Dave K » Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:33 pm

I have a number of old Protofour Society turnout operating units (TOU's) and am intending to install a couple on my layout Hallatrow. I remember some time ago having some of the Protofour Society manuel which were printed on yellow paper, one of which detailed how to install the TOU's, but now when I want to consult it cannot find it.

I've check on the society's web site, but whereas all the Protofour Society's new sheet/letters are there, none of their manuel is. Is there anyone out there who has copies and can provide me with the appropriate pages :?:

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Re: Protofour Society Manual

Postby grovenor-2685 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:01 pm

Dave,
All of the Protofour manual is on the website, under "The Society" then "History", see http://www.scalefour.org/history/p4pub.html, the particular section you need is http://www.scalefour.org/history/p4tracklaying.html
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PS the menu system doesn't work here in the office, I'll add the urls in when I get home if you haven't found it by then.

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Re: Protofour Society Manuel

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Re: Protofour Society Manuel

Postby Tim V » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:20 pm

Also in an old MRC.
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Re: Protofour Society Manuel

Postby grovenor-2685 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:42 pm

Indeed the MRC articles are in the same section of the website and are worth a read for anyone who hasn't. The TOUs come in part 13. http://www.scalefour.org/history/mrc13.html

I have added the urls to my first post now, the second one as already given by Craig.
This would probably be better moved from "wants" to a more permanent place in the track building section.
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Keith

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Re: Protofour Society Manuel

Postby craig_whilding » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:26 am

There were some of these for sale at Scalefour North actually on the BnB, either official ones or a copy. They looked a bit more robust than the modern Exactoscale plastic bases which now essentially provide the same basis (sliding bar with tubes about 20.5mm apart that allow pivot wires from the switch rails to rotate in).

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Re: Protofour Society Manuel

Postby Dave K » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:40 am

Thanks Keith, Tim and Craig, I know it must be somewhere on the society website - just was not looking in the right place.

craig_whilding wrote:There were some of these for sale at Scalefour North actually on the BnB, either official ones or a copy. They looked a bit more robust than the modern Exactoscale plastic bases which now essentially provide the same basis (sliding bar with tubes about 20.5mm apart that allow pivot wires from the switch rails to rotate in).


Craig,
The only downside to the old ones is where the fixing screws go, because if you over-tighten them the section with slide could get pulled over, but that can be remedied by glueing a small piece of wood to the baseboard to fill the gap.

Ray

Re: Protofour Society Manuel

Postby Ray » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:58 am

Rather surprised and disturbed to see this series of posts. Only Keith seems to have corrected the spelling and this forum is usually so erudite.
Were some of you thinking of a P4 ' Fawlty Towers' ?
Here in Scotland it raises memories of our worst mass murderer.
There is a railway connection (pun). The Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway joins the rest of the world at Manuel Junction.
Ray.

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Re: Protofour Society Manual (TOUs)

Postby Tim V » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:26 pm

I only post, I don't correct the OP's question....
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