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Author Topic: Does anyone do point rodding kits in N gauge?  (Read 1024 times)

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Does anyone do point rodding kits in N gauge?
« on: February 04, 2016, 04:51:18 PM »
As per the title, really. I want to do this on my new layout, but don't know where to start. I could use brass wire for the rods themselves, but I wondered if any of the smaller manufacturers did etched brass cranks in N?

Also, any ideas what I could use to give a reasonable impression of the carriers (not sure what the correct term is!) that support the rods?

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Re: Does anyone do point rodding kits in N gauge?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2016, 05:03:49 PM »
A quick google for 2mm point rodding produced
http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/blog/220/entry-1101-2mm-point-rodding-stools-is-it-worth-it/

The 4mm Southwark Bridge stuff is now being produced by http://www.roxeymouldings.co.uk/ so you'd have to ask if they'd be willing to shrink it for you.

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Re: Does anyone do point rodding kits in N gauge?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2016, 05:14:36 PM »
Further down the page for 2mm scale point rodding I found the 2mm Association, which sells parts to members:
http://www.2mm.org.uk/products/shops.php?shop_num=1

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Re: Does anyone do point rodding kits in N gauge?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2016, 05:37:35 PM »
Thanks!

I'd googled 'n gauge point rodding' & found little, never thought to search '2mm' instead.

Having looked at it for all of half an hour, maybe it's a step too far! I don't want to model it in detail; making up dozens of soldered brass rodding stools (at least I know what they're called now!) isn't my idea of a great time. I just wondered if there was something I could use just to give an impression of it. Guess not.

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Re: Does anyone do point rodding kits in N gauge?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2016, 07:06:01 PM »
A forum member, Ozz Scott, (but only occasional visitor) had working point rodding on his layout, it moved when the point was operated, even moved a lever in the signal box looked quite convincing too. Can't remember if point operation was motor or wire in tube.
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Re: Does anyone do point rodding kits in N gauge?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2016, 09:08:22 PM »
I believe that Shaun Harvey of this parish has point rodding or at the very least, cable runs onhis George Street  layout.  He may be able to help.  :thumbsup:
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