Crossing Vee Jig

Discuss the prototype and how to model it.
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Serjt-Dave
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Crossing Vee Jig

Postby Serjt-Dave » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:15 am

Hi All. I was looking for some modular storage items/systems etc when I came across this company, EBMA Hobby {have seen them at shows}. Whilst perusing their website I noticed a tag for P4 track so I went a took a look. They do laser cut sleeper turnout kits {again I've have seen before}. But I noticed they did a laser cut Crossing Vee Jig, well in fact 11 all on one sheet for a tenner.

Here's a link http://ec2-52-56-128-123.eu-west-2.comp ... duct_id=81

As I will be needing some of these sizes and all the help I can get in making crossing vee's, I thought I would get this, but would like to hear any thoughts from you guys on this product.

Dave

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Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Postby grovenor-2685 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:23 am

They should be OK but I don't really see any advantage over using sleeper strip and a template printout as here. http://www.norgrove.me.uk/points.html
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Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Postby ralphrobertson » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:05 pm

Dave, you might want to take a look at my thread here https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5499 which gives a little bit of information about why these things came into existence. Andy of EBMA is in our club and he took on these designs so that others can use them too. They work for me and I hope that they work for you too.

Ralph

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Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Postby steamraiser » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:25 pm

I make mine using wide coffee / tea stirrers.
Very useful when assembling V's.

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Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Postby bobwallison » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:48 am

Dave,
I have the EBMA jig and use it all the time. It is 1.5mm thick and comes with vee-shaped wedges that are a snug fit in the vee-shaped openings. You use the wedge to hold the rails in the right position both lengthways and vertically while wielding the soldering iron with the other hand, which is very convenient. I also find it helpful to have such a wide range of vee angles in one small, neat package.

On the other hand, Keith's method looks great for non-standard vees, or if you only need a few of the standard angles.

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Bob

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Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Postby Serjt-Dave » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:36 pm

Hi Guys, thanks for the feedback.

As I'm totally shite with this sort of thing {and a bit fick as well} I need as much help and assistance in making point Vees, switch blades and track in general. So having a jig that will cover 6 out of the 9 points I require {for the scenic side of the layout} and no doubt the ones required for the fiddle yard will be a great help. The other three points {1 x 1:7.75 and 2 x 1:10} will be done using Keith's idea and some stairy sticks, by then I should be {I hope} more experience in making vee's etc and able to tackle them.

Ralph. You say the chap who runs EBMA is in your club. Could you ask him if he's able to make a jig for making a 60' tack panel please. I noticed you had something like that in your thread.

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Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Postby ralphrobertson » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:13 pm

Serjt-Dave wrote:You say the chap who runs EBMA is in your club. Could you ask him if he's able to make a jig for making a 60' tack panel please. I noticed you had something like that in your thread.


Yes, I will ask him and see if he can do it. I drew the design up some time ago and made it in card on our laser cutter, it certainly is handy for spacing the sleepers and it would work if you use ply and rivet or plastic sleepers with functional chairs.

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Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Postby Serjt-Dave » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:49 pm

Thanks Ralph, much appreciated.

Dave

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Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Postby Andy G » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:39 pm

Hi Dave,
Ralph flagged this thread up to me. I've dug through the drawings I've not had chance to action yet and have found Ralph's for the track jig, so will see what I can produce with it. Hopefully I may get something done over the weekend but producing sleepers for Jeremy will have to take priority as he's been waiting a while for them.

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Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Postby Serjt-Dave » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:07 pm

Thanks Andy, as and when you can not a rush.

Dave

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Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Postby Steve Carter » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:26 am

Andy G wrote:Hi Dave,
Ralph flagged this thread up to me. I've dug through the drawings I've not had chance to action yet and have found Ralph's for the track jig, so will see what I can produce with it. Hopefully I may get something done over the weekend but producing sleepers for Jeremy will have to take priority as he's been waiting a while for them.

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EBMA Hobby & Craft


Possible new product Andy? :thumb
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Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Postby Jol Wilkinson » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:38 am

The attached pdf shows a track panel jig I drew up and which Brian Lewis laser cut for me. Two were trimmed and joined on a piece of 6mm ply to provide the jig to make up the plain track on the extension for London Road. It's now in the hands of Tony Montgomery for building track on his Ambergate layout.

Designed to be "universal", Brian didn't put it into production but the design has been used by at least one other S4 member.

LNWR track panel jig v2.pdf
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