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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #45 on: September 23, 2014, 07:18:16 PM »
Don't use a Dremell with the point motor in position as the heat generated will melt the tie bar. I used an old pair of Xuron cutters and kept filing the nicks out with a diamond file.

I can only endorse what Malc says, DON'T use a Dremel to cut the motor rod, the heat generated melts the tie rod and you have one useless point (don't ask how I know but if anyone wants to buy a point without a tie rod, I might have one for sale   :-[  )

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #46 on: September 23, 2014, 10:00:22 PM »
I'll be passing through B'ham at the weekend on my way to Wembley for the American Football.  Italy  - I could bring my glue and scissors if you paid the fare.
Would it be stupid to try to cut the rods with a hacksaw?
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #47 on: September 23, 2014, 10:09:18 PM »

Would it be stupid to try to cut the rods with a hacksaw?
David

In my personal view the rods should always be cut in situ so as to avoid errors.
Therefore the sheer strain of a hacksaw motion would probably not do a lot for the attached point motor :hmmm:

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #48 on: September 23, 2014, 10:14:37 PM »

Would it be stupid to try to cut the rods with a hacksaw?
David
In my personal view the rods should always be cut in situ so as to avoid errors.
Therefore the sheer strain of a hacksaw motion would probably not do a lot for the attached point motor :hmmm:
I was thinking of removing the motor and cutting the rod while holding it in a mole wrench.   :dunce: Crude but cheap?  Am I going to shake the motor to bits?
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #49 on: September 23, 2014, 10:22:49 PM »
I wouldn't trust my self to cut the rod in the right place if it was 'off layout' so will be fitting the motors, testing them for throw and then cutting whilst they are fitted.
That's just me though - cack handed :-[

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #50 on: September 23, 2014, 10:37:02 PM »
I had to remove a Seep point motor which had the rod cut to size as I needed to move the point. It was tricky trying to fit the rod into the hole on the tie bar, much easier with it full size.
I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #51 on: September 24, 2014, 11:32:40 AM »
Fools rush in.... I made a file mark, held the rod in the wire cutter part of my pliers, bent the rod back and forth until it fatigued, filed the end and hey presto!  It will be expensive when I make a mistake, but the cost of those wire cutters = 8 point motors.  :hmmm:  :uneasy:
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #52 on: October 05, 2014, 11:08:26 PM »
Here are a couple of shots of the ballast completed (I hope!). 
Now do I need to paint the rails?  The points look a lot shinier than the rest of the track. :(
David

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #53 on: October 06, 2014, 09:16:46 AM »
You won't like this but it is usually easier to paint the rails before you ballast although some some people mask up and spray the track and ballast in one go and then wipe the paint off the top of the rails as you go.

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #54 on: October 06, 2014, 10:08:32 AM »
some people mask up and spray the track and ballast in one go and then wipe the paint off the top of the rails as you go.

This is what I have done so far and am happy with the results but then again I was using Railmatch sleeper grime and it is very brown (as I desired)

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #55 on: October 06, 2014, 10:15:41 AM »
Nice job of balasting though.
I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #56 on: October 06, 2014, 11:43:57 AM »
You won't like this but it is usually easier to paint the rails before you ballast although some some people mask up and spray the track and ballast in one go and then wipe the paint off the top of the rails as you go.
Now she'sa tellin me!  :'(

But in the meantime, I've built the hills with the roadway which will go to Henllan.
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #57 on: October 16, 2014, 09:36:11 PM »
Board two - the platform and goods yard end - is laid, ballasted and wired, but today's news is that my railway now has a home...
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And all I have to do now is insulate it, line it, fit gutters, lights and power.  Then move in!  :claphappy: :bounce: :bounce: :claphappy:
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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #58 on: October 17, 2014, 01:14:55 PM »
Yay! You have a mancave :claphappy:

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Re: Aberayron to Pencader
« Reply #59 on: October 17, 2014, 01:49:33 PM »
Looks like a good shed don't forget to put on some sort of wood preserver or nice Chocolate and Cream paint ,Mines got old fashioned creosote and it's still going strong but it's got bitumin corrugated roof panels as the felt became rather porouse and the insulation on the ceiling has gone stripey because of the damp. It's best to do it while it's nice and new.
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