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Re: Points - the achilles heel

Postby Nutter » Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:18 pm

hugwa wrote:Hi everyone.
This is my pre-prototype of #6 switch, milled in modelling wax to verify dimensions.
Designed to be joined with flex using FlexiTrack joiners, with tie spacing and dimensions similar to Eishindo's flex.
Maybe it will work out...

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Looks interesting. Still getting to grips trying to build Zm points at 4.5mm gauge using a Fast Tracks Jig.
Don't see why it shouldn't work providing there are gaps so you don't get shorts.
Have seen the milled base as well.

Have looked at Ivan's 3D printed base as well and will get more involved in this when I have a fully functional Zm point using code 40 rail.
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Re: Points - the achilles heel

Postby hugwa » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:59 am

Friday report :)
After four frustrating attempts mounting tool is finally milled and it seems to work.
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Picture shows my idea of making frog, points and guard rails - they are etched from nickel silver plate.
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Re: Points - the achilles heel

Postby dkightley » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:55 am

Now that is looking really nice...

No. Not nice.....Brilliant! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Points - the achilles heel

Postby hugwa » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:58 am

Little progress. Some work left to do - a throw bar under switch points, wires, isolation gaps... Not much, but not easy.
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Re: Points - the achilles heel

Postby henningz » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:25 am

Excellent work, I hope it will work as fantastic as it looks like. Would be a great achievement in combination with flexi track :)
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Re: Points - the achilles heel

Postby mattinair » Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:42 am

How totally neat! .......
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Re: Points - the achilles heel

Postby ivanf » Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:28 am

looks very good. :)
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Re: Points - the achilles heel

Postby Nutter » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:40 am

Drifting slightly on the topic of points, I am going to need to build a passing loop and wondered if I will be wasting my money buying the one way units or should I go to the proper ones. Stock powered by 19M chassis - only 2 autorails per train.
Need to be able to have trains pass each other on what would otherwise be a single track line. Wiring and isolating sections not a problem.
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Re: Points - the achilles heel

Postby henningz » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:26 am

Nutter wrote:[...] and wondered if I will be wasting my money buying the one way units or should I go to the proper ones. Stock powered by 19M chassis [...]

One-way-turnouts have a space of about 33 or 34 mm without power supply (as measured by photo here, turnout length = 90 mm). The 19M chassis has a bogey spacing of 28 mm and an axle spacing of 4.5 mm, that's 32.5 mm from first to last wheelset. I guess it will stop or stagger at slow speed.
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Re: Points - the achilles heel

Postby barneyadi » Sat May 23, 2015 9:34 pm

Has there been anymore progress with points? What hugwa was doing looked brilliant, did he get any further?
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