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Author Topic: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)  (Read 1371 times)

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Offline Invicta Alec

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #45 on: December 13, 2018, 01:20:34 PM »
One of those 'handy to know' posts - I have two of the crossovers!  :worried:  :thankyousign:

Danny,

unfortunately I couldn't post a photo of the internals of the crossover because of the forum upgrade that's going on at the moment but I'll do that in another post when the gallery becomes available again.

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #46 on: December 13, 2018, 01:44:15 PM »
@Invicta Alec  That would be appreciated. As they say - 'a picture paints a thousand words'.
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #47 on: December 13, 2018, 03:35:46 PM »
... and there was I half expecting a "Help!" ping from you Alec!   Glad you've sorted it, otherwise I might have considered knocking up some sort of mini CDU in a little box, just to drive the 4 motors of the scissors. 
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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #48 on: December 13, 2018, 04:16:45 PM »
... and there was I half expecting a "Help!" ping from you Alec!   Glad you've sorted it ...............

Yep, sorted Nick. Bring one of your German locos round so we can test it out over a cup of tea!

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Re: Saxon Street : (R.O.A. layout)
« Reply #49 on: December 14, 2018, 12:13:44 PM »
Just to round off my post about the crossover problem here is a photo of the internals.......



You can just about make out the fine spring wire that runs south east to north west between the orange circles. The aforementioned manky piece of plastic is sitting above the rightmost circle. I moved it to sit above the right hand side of the spring wire. It appears its function is to stop the wire (and its mate that runs north east to south west to the blade below) from jumping out of their locating clips.
I can only assume that mine was only holding one of them down prior to me opening the unit up. Note that this is just one half of the crossover, I didn't open the other half up as it had been functioning correctly.

I am indebted to Steve Jackson of Northern Virginia whose photo I have pinched from an article he wrote about modifying the crossover for other purposes http://ttrak.wikidot.com/internally-modify-crossover

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