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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1185 on: January 08, 2019, 07:52:40 PM »
Thanks for the update, another here awaiting flat bottom concrete turnouts.

This does require a few thousand pounds worth of tooling, so will take a few months before I can invest in this.

I did get some prototype chairs for flat bottom rail 3D printed, but were slightly undersized so keep breaking as the 3D printed material is very brittle. Will have another attempt. :)

EDIT: The above comment is just for prototyping purposes, I won't use 3D printed chairs for the actual kits - just to be clear ;)
Hi Wayne,

Yes - Understand about the need to invest in the FB stuff - not unexpected.

If you need drawings, let me know as somewhere I have a whole disk with the complete specs and drawings.

Then I need to be awkward as I want FB rail on wood sleepers ???

Thanks
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1186 on: January 08, 2019, 09:57:32 PM »
Thanks for the update, another here awaiting flat bottom concrete turnouts.

This does require a few thousand pounds worth of tooling, so will take a few months before I can invest in this.

Can I clarify - does this apply also to the flat bottom wooden sleeper turnouts?

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1187 on: January 09, 2019, 11:45:13 AM »
Hi James,

Yes, the chairs that need tooling for to hold flat bottom rail.
Thanks,
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1188 on: January 09, 2019, 11:52:25 AM »
Thank you for clarifying. I shall look forward to these.

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1189 on: January 11, 2019, 10:25:26 AM »
Thanks for the update, another here awaiting flat bottom concrete turnouts.

This does require a few thousand pounds worth of tooling, so will take a few months before I can invest in this.


No problem, I am happy racing RC cars while I wait!

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1190 on: January 14, 2019, 11:51:08 AM »
I've just acquired a copy of "Track; how it works and how to model it" by the 2MM Association and for GBP20 I don't think I've had better value from any model railway book. Although focused on 2mm finescale, it's an absolute goldmine for tips and techniques applicable to Finetrax, which as most will know is derived from the 2MM Easitrac system. If you are committing to a Finetrax layout I'd highly recommend it. Available to non-members here:

http://www.2mm.org.uk/products/nms/ 


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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1191 on: January 14, 2019, 11:54:07 AM »
I have also obtained that book in the last week, and can attest to the fact it's very interesting!

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1192 on: January 14, 2019, 01:02:20 PM »
Thanks for the recommendation, I've had this book for years and can also highly recommend it. It's very well written and highly picture based which makes the techniques described easy to absorb.
Thanks,
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1193 on: January 15, 2019, 02:28:26 PM »
Hi Guys :)

I've got new kits online, 'B6 crossover' & 'B7 Y Point turnout'. Should get the rest of the crossover kits up by the end of the week.

I've received the master 3D printed patterns for the B7 '3 way' turnout and also the K crossing for the 1in5 diamond. Will be making moulds for these tomorrow/Thursday.

I should receive cast K crossing samples for the slips this week, I'll take some photo's as soon as they come in :)

I have also lowered some of my prices. Standard turnouts are now 14.99 each (were 16.50), diamond crossings are now 17.99 (were 18.50), and standard crossovers now 24.99 (were 29).

I've also lowered all jigs from 4.99 to 3.99 :)
Thanks,
Wayne.

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1194 on: January 27, 2019, 08:17:22 AM »
Hi Wayne,  looking forward to the slips as I need at least one single slip. Am new to N gauge and like the look of the finetrax point kits. Am planning to build my layout with your system.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1195 on: January 27, 2019, 10:18:13 AM »
Hi Stuart,

The final K crossing castings for the slips (both single and double) arrived Friday, and they are very nice indeed. Just finishing instructions now :)

PM me if you wish to try out a single slip kit before it's released :)
Thanks,
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1196 on: January 30, 2019, 09:26:47 AM »
Thanks for the PM's, guys! I've got 3 'BETA' testers for the slip kits, 1 will build a double slip, the other 2 a single slip.

They have kindly agreed to post photo's of the build on here :) I will do the same also, with a double slip.
Thanks,
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1197 on: January 30, 2019, 11:59:09 AM »
Great news, Wayne. You now have (or will have very shortly) everything I need for my project. Not sure still that I have the dexterity necessary for me to assemble the kits.

Anyone here care to quote a price to build some for me?

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1198 on: February 12, 2019, 09:41:44 AM »
Great news, Wayne. You now have (or will have very shortly) everything I need for my project. Not sure still that I have the dexterity necessary for me to assemble the kits.

Anyone here care to quote a price to build some for me?

I too am concerned that I'll have the ability now either, let alone the facilities.  Quotes would definitely be appreciated, please. 

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1199 on: February 12, 2019, 09:33:08 PM »
I'm trying to find dimensions of fiNetrax turnouts and crossovers but couldn't see anything on the website - can anyone point me in the right direction please? (Sorry, it's probably obvious and I've gone blind!)

Similarly - I also wondered if there are any plans for curved points? (I did skim-read this thread but at 81 pages may have missed something).

Thanks in advance!

Mark


 

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