Model Facing Point Locks

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Model Facing Point Locks

Postby Armchair Modeller » Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:16 am

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.

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Re: Model Facing Point Locks

Postby Alan Turner » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:07 pm

FPLs normally have a cover to protect the FPL so you can't actually see it.

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Re: Model Facing Point Locks

Postby Armchair Modeller » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:57 pm

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?

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Re: Model Facing Point Locks

Postby Steve Carter » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:12 am

Alan Turner wrote:FPLs normally have a cover to protect the FPL so you can't actually see it.

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

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Re: Model Facing Point Locks

Postby Le Corbusier » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:55 am

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 ;)
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Re: Model Facing Point Locks

Postby Tim V » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:27 pm

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

Postby CDGFife » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:39 am

Here's what the Ambis FPL kit looks like made up:

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Re: Model Facing Point Locks

Postby Armchair Modeller » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:38 am

Many thanks That is just the information I wanted :thumb


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