Monday, 26 April 2010
Thanks to everyone who followed the thread and gave up time to help with research and construction advice. The layout with go into storage and I hope to have another attempt over the coming winter months.
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Monday, 28 December 2009
The two vertical brass tubes can be moved along the plastic slider bar to adjust the final rest position of the switch blades and the brass tubes telescope inside of each other to suit the depth of your baseboards. The adjustable components allow the switch blades to just gently touch the stock rail, this reduces wear and tear in the long run. The dropper wires are a snug fit in the tube (.3mm ID tube with .288mm dia wire) and is not soldered or glued, this stops any twisting of switch blade tips when throwing the points over. Both switch rails are individually adjustable, to make up for any misalignment when fixing the Exactocale base to the baseboard. Trying to put screws into wood to an accuracy of 5 thou can be a bit tricky at times.
Saturday, 31 October 2009
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Sunday, 4 October 2009
RH A6 Turnout from Easitrac Components
After another career move, the dust has once again settled and progress continues. I have finally started work on my turnouts, I can not praise these products highly enough! The results are consistent and crisp, thanks to some very clever jigs provided. Future updates will be along shortly as the 3 way point progresses.
Monday, 4 May 2009
As a change from layout building, I've broke out the soldering supplies and produced the above. Now available through the advert in the current Association Magazine. I have decided to build the 1/120 diagram version with the self adjusting brake set up.
As with the 16T variation of this kit, all parts fall into place and a single kit can be assembled in an evening or two. Everything is included within in the kit, with the exception of wheels, bearings, buffers and .33 wire.
While stocks last etc.