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Author Topic: Greenmax 2814 Lower Quadrant Signals  (Read 951 times)

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Offline LAandNQFan

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Greenmax 2814 Lower Quadrant Signals
« on: November 11, 2017, 12:59:59 pm »
Has anyone used Greenmax 2814 lower quadrant semaphone signals?  Are they any good?
« Last Edit: January 08, 2018, 09:31:47 am by newportnobby »
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Re: Greenmax 2814
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 05:42:47 pm »
I have found Greenmax stuff to be a little hit and miss, certainly the newer stuff is produced to finer tolerances, I had a look at them on http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10435451 worked out around 11.50 plus postage (instead of 21+ on fleabay).
And you get four for that price btw, if you follow my link there are more pictures, they don't look too bad for the money.  Might be worth a punt  ;) and I would be interested to find out how you get on.

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Re: Greenmax 2814
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 11:04:19 am »
The signals have arrived from Japan and I am pleased by the contents and the quality.
My skills in understanding Japanese instructions are quite adequate to the task!

Four frets in the pack, to make eight signals.  All parts neatly pre-painted.
Eight posts in the set: two doubles set to green and two to red; two singles set to green and two to red.  Plenty of arms.

The ladders are a little bit thick, but top hoops are included as are pulley wheels to fit to the base of the posts.

Eight signals for 16 seems good value as long as you don't want them to operate.
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Re: Greenmax 2814
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 11:21:18 am »
That looks very impressive for the price :goggleeyes:

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Re: Greenmax 2814
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 12:10:59 pm »
would be interested to see them built and get your thoughts on how they look on your layout @LAandNQFan

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Re: Greenmax 2814
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2018, 12:55:40 pm »
As I'm building large scenery models at the moment, Lawrence, setting signals in place would be risky, but I'll put one together and place it temporarily...  Give me a day or two!
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Re: Greenmax 2814
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2018, 04:27:57 pm »
Cracking bit of kit David, you will have to send me a link to there website. Did you get hammered with import duty?

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Re: Greenmax 2814
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2018, 04:34:30 pm »
You will of course have to explain to me where to put them on my layout  :confused1: :confused1:  :D

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Re: Greenmax 2814
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2018, 06:26:48 pm »
Finger hovering on the buy button.  Need that picture of the assembled job.   :D

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Re: Greenmax 2814
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2018, 03:14:28 pm »
Having taken all the Christmas decorations down, and dried all the outside lights, I had a go.

The parts are not just tiny - they are miniscule!  :goggleeyes: But as we did choose to model in N-gauge, I suppose it's what we asked for.



The post base is in three parts: first I tried cutting them all from the fret. The smaller projection goes in the hole in the base. Magnifying glass needed!



Then I decided that it was easier to fit it before cutting the base from the fret.



And to make the rest of the signal up before gluing to the base.



The finished article -  I'll try to fit two temporarily to the layout later.


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Re: Greenmax 2814
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2018, 03:20:51 pm »
Have you had a look at them in situ David ?, They look really good. :thumbsup:

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Re: Greenmax 2814
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2018, 03:25:47 pm »
To be a rivet counter I would trim the "home" arm so as to make it rectangular. Ok I bet I won't notice it without a magnifying glass but other than that look so GWR.  Must buy some now.

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Re: Greenmax 2814
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2018, 04:14:15 pm »
If it is noticeable when they are in place I'll probably run a file across the next I assemble, Jerry, to make them rectangular.  I haven't yet tried them in situ, Les, as the grass is soaking wet and I haven't been to the shed!  They look a little short to me - scale height of 15' for the single and 18' for the double, which might not suit more main-line layouts but is fine for my Welsh backwater. 
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Re: Greenmax 2814
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2018, 11:25:17 am »
Of course they have sold out from Hobby Search Japan.. :veryangry:

OK Plza Japan have them on ebay.   :D

Jerry
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Re: Greenmax 2814
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2018, 11:29:23 am »
I haven't yet tried them in situ, Les, as the grass is soaking wet and I haven't been to the shed!

They do these weird things nowadays called 'shoes' - one for each foot ;) :laugh3:

 

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