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Author Topic: Centering Points when Fitting Motors  (Read 485 times)

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Offline Only Me

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Centering Points when Fitting Motors
« on: December 20, 2017, 09:37:24 am »
If like me you find it a complete Pain, then maybe the device I've created can help you too :-

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39774.msg480641;topicseen#msg480641





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Re: Centering Points when Fitting Motors
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 10:10:44 am »
If like me you find it a complete Pain, then maybe the device I've created can help you too :-

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39774.msg480641;topicseen#msg480641


Hi

Great minds think alike. I made something like that (for fitting between the stock rails) from plasticard around fifteen years ago  :D

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Re: Centering Points when Fitting Motors
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 07:42:38 am »
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Re: Centering Points when Fitting Motors
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 07:56:03 am »
All I do is centre the points from above then hold them in place with a couple of map pins, then fit the motor also centered from below, although I am using Cobolt motors which come out the box self centred.  Although I have had a couple fail after turning centering back on so only do it with NEW motors, but they are easy to install even with centering turned off.

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Re: Centering Points when Fitting Motors
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 06:11:16 pm »
As a relative beginner I had a real struggle with point motors, centrering and operation, but after fitting a 16v ac supply and capacitor discharge unit I could probably fit the motors at 90 degrees and they would still work, I do try to fit them correctly to the best of my limited ability anyway. I did give up on using the switched points as the travel allowed on n gauge track did not seem enough to throw the switch. I read on the forum about spacing the motor from the board to allow more movement for the switch, but as I am very unlikely to ever exhibit, I clean the point blades religiously and accept the odd failure.
Am I doing any other damage to the motor by taking this approach?

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