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Offline LostBoy30A

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Re: 'Why' point!
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2018, 11:47:01 pm »
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Well, thank you forum monitoring system but it's ok, I'll take a punt on this thread as the title fits the bill.
Are there any other longer Y-points to give a more relaxed curve, that will still fit onto Peco Code 55 track?
How ironic that I choose N gauge after I start using reading glasses.

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Re: 'Why' point!
« Reply #31 on: February 18, 2018, 10:02:32 am »
For UK geometry? No obvious candidates. Atlas do some, but very US based. Hand build?

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Re: 'Why' point!
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2018, 10:15:48 am »
Largest in the Peco range is the SL-E397F.
I agree handbuilt may be the way to go - might be worth calling Finetrax for more detail about radius/compatibility etc of theirs.............

http://www.britishfinescale.com/category-s/1842.htm

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Re: 'Why' point!
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2018, 10:36:52 am »
You could try a graphite stick and rub it across the blades and the stock rail.
Graphite is an electrical conductor so if there is a microscopic gap where the blade isnt quite making good contact then the graphite will fill the gap if you see what I mean .
You need the thick soft  type graphite sticks that look like black crayons  available in W H Smiths ,Hobbycraft and of course an artists shop.
My layout seems to be a lot better since Ive started useing one you can allso rub a very tiny bit on the back of your loco wheels to aid pickup .
Bob Tidbury
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Re: 'Why' point!
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2018, 12:38:16 pm »
That post was over a year ago, and the OPís not been around in a while, but yes, reasonable advice for anyone having conductivity issues. 

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Re: 'Why' point!
« Reply #35 on: May 11, 2018, 06:43:50 pm »
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Well, thank you forum monitoring system but it's ok, I'll take a punt on this thread as the title fits the bill.
Are there any other longer Y-points to give a more relaxed curve, that will still fit onto Peco Code 55 track?
I have had no problem in varying the geometry of code 55 Peco Electrofrg turnouts - converting long radius straights to long radius curves and anything in between. Simply turn the point upside down and cut (say) every fourth web between the sleepers, not at the frog or at the the toe. The point then becomes quite flexible and can be simply bent to the required shape and fixed down. You may have to trim the rail lengths.
Try it on an old turnout.
I hope that this helps.
John
For more information see my blog: http://ashburton-and-totnes.blogspot.co.uk

 

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