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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1725 on: April 13, 2018, 05:08:24 pm »
Hi everyone very funny but you seem to forget I only have short legs the dickies trousers would not be much good, the pads would be down by my ankles. I will get some kneepads or a cussion.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1726 on: April 13, 2018, 08:28:13 pm »
We can't have you having footpads in the house, Chris :no:
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1727 on: April 14, 2018, 10:18:42 pm »
Tonight I have prepared the other 3 points ready for installation. I have tinned the outside of the rails,toe end of points for the feeds and inside the v of the frog ready for the frog wire. A thing to note when tinning the frog is to fit the insulated joiners first or you might have trouble getting them to fit,they are already fiddly enough  to fit. I have fitted one point tonight and rewired the feeds, it was a bit difficult,some swearing was required, one of those pesky insulated joiners caused problems. Number 11 fitted tonight, 15 is next, 13 might require the board being pulled out from under the eaves for the soldering. I need to drill a small hole between the v of the frog for the frog wire ready to connect to the right side frog juicer,which I should receive next week sometime.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1728 on: April 15, 2018, 07:08:36 am »
A thing to note when tinning the frog is to fit the insulated joiners first or you might have trouble getting them to fit,they are already fiddly enough  to fit. I have fitted one point tonight and rewired the feeds, it was a bit difficult,some swearing was required

Think it's about time Peco came up with insulated joiners made of something rigid, not only are they a pain to fit but they cost twice that of the metal ones
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1729 on: April 15, 2018, 09:34:18 am »

Think it's about time Peco came up with insulated joiners made of something rigid, not only are they a pain to fit but they cost twice that of the metal ones

I've been using the Fleischmann insulated joiners of late as they are rigid, fit and work much better than the Peco ones.    ;)

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1730 on: April 15, 2018, 09:39:03 am »
Do you reckon they'd fit code 80, Caz? Could be useful to know for dinosaurs like me  :hmmm:
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1731 on: April 15, 2018, 09:40:42 am »
Do you reckon they'd fit code 80, Caz? Could be useful to know for dinosaurs like me  :hmmm:

I'm all code 55 but I think the Fleischmann track is code 80 so they should.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1732 on: April 15, 2018, 11:21:48 am »
 They do fit code 80.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1733 on: April 15, 2018, 02:26:42 pm »
Do you reckon they'd fit code 80, Caz? Could be useful to know for dinosaurs like me  :hmmm:

I'm all code 55 but I think the Fleischmann track is code 80 so they should.
Sounds promising - thanks guys
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1734 on: April 16, 2018, 05:44:16 pm »

Think it's about time Peco came up with insulated joiners made of something rigid, not only are they a pain to fit but they cost twice that of the metal ones

I've been using the Fleischmann insulated joiners of late as they are rigid, fit and work much better than the Peco ones.    ;)

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1735 on: April 16, 2018, 05:58:08 pm »

Think it's about time Peco came up with insulated joiners made of something rigid, not only are they a pain to fit but they cost twice that of the metal ones

I've been using the Fleischmann insulated joiners of late as they are rigid, fit and work much better than the Peco ones.    ;)
That sounds like a good tip.  I'll see if I can get some.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1736 on: April 16, 2018, 06:33:37 pm »

Think it's about time Peco came up with insulated joiners made of something rigid, not only are they a pain to fit but they cost twice that of the metal ones

I've been using the Fleischmann insulated joiners of late as they are rigid, fit and work much better than the Peco ones.    ;)
That sounds like a good tip.  I'll see if I can get some.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1737 on: April 16, 2018, 09:45:02 pm »
Well all the points are fitted now, I had a struggle with No13 (typically un lucky) The new point must be slightly longer than the old point, I had to remove the motor then I had to enlarge the hole for the motor rod, then re fix the motor in position. Apart from that the track laying went well, slight problem with the multi connector coming loose. The motors have been tested for operation, all I need to do next is solder the feeds back in place and then solder the frog wires in place, which I will do tomorrow night.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1738 on: April 17, 2018, 07:22:00 am »
Did you replace a straight medium point with a curve one?  The curved ones a slightly longer.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #1739 on: April 17, 2018, 09:56:26 am »
Thanks Laurence but no, I swapped a long radius code 80 insulfrog for a long radius code 80 live frog point. It was enough for the rod not too aligne properly, but it was easy enough just to move the motor a touch to one side after opening the hole a touch. Looking forward to a test session and hopefully reliable running.
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