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Author Topic: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?  (Read 181252 times)

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1005 on: January 11, 2018, 11:41:26 pm »
Clifton and Lowther in the February Railway Modeller looks very good with fiNetrax :thumbsup:

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1006 on: January 15, 2018, 06:31:47 pm »
Hello :) Finally making the switch over to fiNetrax as I cant resist the look anymore :) I'm all sorted for the front of the layout, but are there any plans to add a curved point in the future? No rush as it will be off scene and I can add it in later. I just don't want to have to graft your track to code 55 in the fiddle yard.

As an aside... Has anyone tried a newer union mills loco on code 40 track?
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1007 on: January 20, 2018, 04:44:28 pm »
Clifton and Lowther in the February Railway Modeller looks very good with fiNetrax :thumbsup:
I agree - it looks fantastic. I would struggle to tell the difference between that and 2mm finescale as far as the track itself is concerned - the only giveaway being the wheels.

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1008 on: January 21, 2018, 12:02:47 pm »


As an aside... Has anyone tried a newer union mills loco on code 40 track?
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Depends on the term "newer", my J 39 and B12 (both about 3years old) run through track and what point work I have laid, OK.
Richard


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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1009 on: January 24, 2018, 01:58:07 pm »
Clifton and Lowther in the February Railway Modeller looks very good with fiNetrax :thumbsup:

Oh nice, I didn't know about this, must grab a copy of RM.

I found a video of it here (Go to 12 minutes 30 seconds):


I am not sure if I will do curved turnouts. The standard kit bases can be cut along the webbing and subtle curves introduced.
« Last Edit: February 02, 2018, 01:56:35 pm by Wayne Kinney »
Thanks,
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1010 on: January 24, 2018, 02:54:31 pm »
Hello :) Finally making the switch over to fiNetrax as I cant resist the look anymore :) I'm all sorted for the front of the layout, but are there any plans to add a curved point in the future? No rush as it will be off scene and I can add it in later. I just don't want to have to graft your track to code 55 in the fiddle yard.

As an aside... Has anyone tried a newer union mills loco on code 40 track?

Hi doing a join is "easy" file the foot off a section of code 55 so you have just the upper rail bit, then tad more- to 40 thou. Use copper clad sheet  gaped and with section of code 40  on sleeper sections butt both track sections on the pcb and solder. I used some thin card to slope code 40 track to match but I expect by messing with base levels a no slope solution can be achieved.
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1011 on: February 02, 2018, 12:27:49 pm »
Hi Guys,

Unfortunately, we have hit a bit of a brick wall with my lost wax casting supplier (Just Like the Real Thing).

They have been making the fiNetrax castings for about 4 years now, but they have just told me that they are no longer providing this casting service for the foreseeable future.

So that now leaves me with trying to find a new casting supplier that can cast in Nickel Silver! There aren't many out there I think.

So this has obviously thrown a spanner in the works on the single and double slip castings. I have limited supply of the other frog castings 1:5 through to 1:10, so will need to find a new supplier, pronto!

Sorry about this guys!
Thanks,
Wayne.

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1012 on: February 02, 2018, 07:26:09 pm »
That's bad news. Good luck with finding a new company.
Richard
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1013 on: February 02, 2018, 07:27:02 pm »
That's definitely put a spanner in the works ! I hope you can find another supplier. I've been hanging on and hanging on, ( for the double slip) everything is worked up on the layout, can't do anything more without the slip. Looks like I will have to get on with the decorating. She will be pleased !
Fingers crossed
Richard

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1014 on: February 03, 2018, 10:00:37 am »
Thanks for your patience!

I have already found a potential supplier, they actually specialise in casting model train and ship parts in Brass, Bronze and Nickel Silver.

I am waiting to get all my moulds back from JLTRT next week, I will then forward them to the new supplier so they can run some samples for me.

I am optimistic! :)
Thanks,
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1015 on: February 03, 2018, 11:02:12 am »
Hi
Just a thought Shapeways 3D  print folk offer a metal "printing service" I wonder how conductive it is and would it make an alternative?

Robert

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1016 on: February 03, 2018, 06:20:56 pm »
Hi Robert,

I used Shapeways lost wax casting on some frogs a few years ago, the quality was :censored: :D

I do use Shapeways a lot for my camera accessories business, though.
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Wayne.

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1017 on: February 03, 2018, 06:24:27 pm »
Hi Robert,

I used Shapeways lost wax casting on some frogs a few years ago, the quality was :censored: :D

I do use Shapeways a lot for my camera accessories business, though.
Well there you go ! said the voice of experience
Robert

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1018 on: February 13, 2018, 07:57:09 am »
The moulds are now in the hands of the new lost wax casting suppliers, along with version 3 master patterns for the slip kits.

They will first make samples with one of my existing moulds so I can check and judge quality. If all seems well, they will make moulds for the slip kits.
Thanks,
Wayne.

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1019 on: February 13, 2018, 08:47:03 am »
Oh dear, my rip up and start again with code 40 draws closer.   :doh:   :worried:

 

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