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Author Topic: How to make : An Inexpensive Powered Railer/Re-railer  (Read 2006 times)

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Re: Re: Powered Railer/Re-railer
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2017, 11:43:33 pm »

(Funny who you bump into on here isn't it! How's the ferrets?)

He He.. They are up to no good as usual.. I have to keep hiding the small layout I am playing with, as they are intent on doing their own landscaping. !!

I have a similar issue with one of our cats and my test loop. Thinks he's Godzilla!

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Re: How to make : An Inexpensive Powered Railer/Re-railer
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2017, 11:54:55 pm »
Haha, the things I get up to when in conversation with you lot - - I now have 30m of 5mm wide copper tape wending its way via ebay,
30m !!! all for just under 4, might be totally useless if it is as thin as that price would suggest ?
We shall see, wont break the bank tho' !


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Re: How to make : An Inexpensive Powered Railer/Re-railer
« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2017, 12:06:08 am »
Wouldn't take much to convert this to being an inexpensive and easy to load cassette system with no problems of alignment.  Interesting...




Wooden base ( could be aluminium U section + peco/ Kato track


The joining section ( Kato conversion track)




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Re: How to make : An Inexpensive Powered Railer/Re-railer
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2017, 12:27:45 am »
Wooden base ( could be aluminium U section + peco/ Kato track
but how do you keep the rolling stock on them whilst carrying them about ? no sides even, or do they come with the lids ?
I must be missing something, they just look like plugable track sections ?

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Re: How to make : An Inexpensive Powered Railer/Re-railer
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2017, 09:48:55 am »
Wooden base ( could be aluminium U section + peco/ Kato track
but how do you keep the rolling stock on them whilst carrying them about ? no sides even, or do they come with the lids ?
I must be missing something, they just look like plugable track sections ?


these were as built by a friend at Hillingdon RMC.

he used them as a fiddle yard. HOwever, U-sections + lids are a logical extension or 2 sections glued to a non-condictive base - power + storage in one?

plastic U sections are possible - may need a wooden base strip to prevent wobbling!

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Re: How to make : An Inexpensive Powered Railer/Re-railer
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2017, 10:49:16 am »
he used them as a fiddle yard.
Yes, I thought that's what it looked like, a sort of flexible traverser , or shuffle yard!
I wouldnt fancy picking them up with stock on !!! eeek!

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Re: How to make : An inexpensive Powered Re-railer
« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2017, 07:14:35 pm »
Already done in Japan: http://www.tgw.co.jp/cgi-bin/lview.cgi?pro7/text/00024.html


The Google translation of that page is hilarious, including these immortal words:

In order to raise the energizing effect, before the product is attached to the relayer, when the sheet is in the state of paper sandpaper (around around 600) lightly rub the whole surface please. (Appreciable rough standard is the extent to which the entire sticker gets lost in gloss.Please be aware that the product will be damaged if it squeaks strongly.)

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Re: How to make : An Inexpensive Powered Railer/Re-railer
« Reply #37 on: September 22, 2017, 09:40:06 pm »
I do so hate it when a product squeaks too strongly.

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