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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1140 on: September 14, 2018, 12:42:18 PM »
I think that it is rather splendid that you are using Lego as part of a serious commercial manufacturing process.

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1141 on: September 14, 2018, 12:51:10 PM »
I think that it is rather splendid that you are using Lego as part of a serious commercial manufacturing process.

LOL...It's suprising how perfect they are for the job, although my son's not happy....:)
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1142 on: September 16, 2018, 12:08:01 AM »
Hi Wayne,
Sorry for the delay in replying - work and family life has taken over.  Thanks for that.  You say you can slightly curve, is there a limit (either physical or advisory)?

Im getting more and more keen to have go with this system :)

Rich

Only very gentle curves, like matching a crossover to a sweeping curve...

Wayne,
Thanks for the reply. I may have missed this earlier on,  it when you expect the single and double slips to become available, and would it be feasible to use the elements of a diamond crossing kit, with a couple of crossover kits to create a scissor crossover with your system?

Rich

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1143 on: September 16, 2018, 09:51:02 AM »
Hi Rich,

I've sent this mould I made to the 'caster', so he will now cast some samples for me. This will take about 10 days. Once I am happy with them I will order more, finish the instructions and release the kit. My guess at this stage is November, I go on holiday soon and would rather release it when I return and not just before I go.

You won't be able to use the current diamond kits to make a scissor crossover as they are not the correct angle. I am working on a 1:6 scissor crossover though:
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I just need to confirm the quality of the castings and then progress on all this can move forward.
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1144 on: September 16, 2018, 05:55:22 PM »
You won't be able to use the current diamond kits to make a scissor crossover as they are not the correct angle. I am working on a 1:6 scissor crossover though

Hi Wayne,

That looks very nice, thanks. 

A quick question if I may please, does the scissors correspond to a standard crossover in terms of length and radii?  Thanks. 


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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1145 on: September 17, 2018, 07:45:40 AM »
Yes, the above design uses 4x B6 turnouts and a 1in3 diamond.
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1146 on: October 06, 2018, 03:36:06 PM »
Hi
Well got funds to buy some concrete track and jig , so hopefully some fun to be had. In a short while - thanks Wayne!
points are looking good.

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« Reply #1147 on: October 06, 2018, 09:02:53 PM »
Thanks Robert, will get that posted out Monday morning :)
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1148 on: October 07, 2018, 11:37:42 AM »
Hi @Wayne Kinney
I'm not sure if this has been asked before, and apologies for not bothering to go back through the 77 page thread... but what chance is there of a three-way point? Its certainly not a forthcoming product on the website? Just thought I'd ask.

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1149 on: October 07, 2018, 11:50:12 AM »
Hi Kirky,

It's a kit that I've been wanting to make, certainly simpler than this double slip kit..LOL

Once I get the slip kits done, I will be working on completing the crossovers and diamonds. Then I can tackle a 3 way and the scissor crossover.
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1150 on: October 07, 2018, 11:53:47 AM »
Oh wow. Thank you so much for that Wayne. That really is great news.

Cheers
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1151 on: October 07, 2018, 12:46:44 PM »
Hi Kirky,

It's a kit that I've been wanting to make, certainly simpler than this double slip kit..LOL

Once I get the slip kits done, I will be working on completing the crossovers and diamonds. Then I can tackle a 3 way and the scissor crossover.

Hi Wayne,

The 3-way could be very useful for improving my layout plans, can you please give a bit more info like symmetrical/asymmetrical, length and radii please?  Thank you. 

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1152 on: October 17, 2018, 01:51:07 PM »
Hi Wayne,
The 3-way could be very useful for improving my layout plans, can you please give a bit more info like symmetrical/asymmetrical, length and radii please?  Thank you.

I'd echo that request Wayne.  Also, does any one know what the Peco Code 55 points work out at in terms of A5, B6. C9 etc.sizes?  I am trying to plan things out using paper templates for part of the layout and want to ensure that I am like for like or at least allowing enough space.

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1153 on: October 17, 2018, 02:16:02 PM »
I've got in my mind that B7 is about the same as a Peco large point, but you know you can get paper templates of both on their respective websites, so no reason to guess.

Both libraries are in Anyrail too.

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1154 on: October 17, 2018, 03:41:12 PM »
Well of course I knew that ... I was obviously just waiting to see how long it took somebody to point it out :)  :D :D

 :thankyousign: Knew the Peco ones had printable templates, but had totally forgotten the fiNetraX ones did too :)  :beers:  Well done that man :)

Cheers
Richard

 

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