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Model Facing Point Locks

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:16 am
by Armchair Modeller
I need to install two replacement FPLs on Ulpha. Just wondering what is available out there in the form of kits - and what they look like. Ideally, I need Economical FPLs i.e. one that is operated with the same lever as the points. I am happy to install non-working models.

I found FPL kits listed in the Masokits and Ambis price lists. The only Economical FPL I found listed is in the Ambis list, but marked NYA.

Does anyone have photos of any of the available kits please, ideally completed - or details of other sources of FPL kits that I have overlooked? I already have drawings, so could probably scratchbuild if necessary, I guess.

Re: Model Facing Point Locks

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:07 pm
by Alan Turner
FPLs normally have a cover to protect the FPL so you can't actually see it.

regards

Alan

Re: Model Facing Point Locks

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:57 pm
by Armchair Modeller
Very true Alan. The various connections etc outside the cover will show though? These should be different depending on the type of lock and what it is connected with?

Re: Model Facing Point Locks

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:12 am
by Steve Carter
Alan Turner wrote:FPLs normally have a cover to protect the FPL so you can't actually see it.

regards

Alan


Not all Railway Company’s covered their FPL’s. The Southern didn’t for example.

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Re: Model Facing Point Locks

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:55 am
by Le Corbusier
Steve Carter wrote:Not all Railway Company’s covered their FPL’s. The Southern didn’t for example.


Glad you said that Steve .... I might be wrong but I was sure on the trip into Marylebone yesterday that i saw a number of FPLs 'in the rude' ... but from the comments above assumed I must have been mistaken .... of course assuming I wasn't ;)

Re: Model Facing Point Locks

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:27 pm
by Tim V
Here is what could be termed an economic FPL, one lever moves the switch and sets the lock.
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Note the colour of the lever.
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Re: Model Facing Point Locks

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:39 am
by CDGFife
Here's what the Ambis FPL kit looks like made up:

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Re: Model Facing Point Locks

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:38 am
by Armchair Modeller
Many thanks That is just the information I wanted :thumb