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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1425 on: October 06, 2019, 06:13:11 PM »
Filing jigs and other tools (soldering iron, files, craft knifes) are not included.

To be clear, I was referring to website orders - Filing jigs are included in the appropriate kickstarter pledges that list them as included!
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1426 on: October 06, 2019, 11:39:01 PM »
Good to know.

Given a bit of an 8 hr overrun at work today I bet the NR engineers wished there points were so well planned as yours!
RRV broke 03.30, replacement 08.00 line back 17.30 after S&T could not connect tiebars !! Line should have been handed back 10.00....   

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1427 on: October 07, 2019, 04:53:53 PM »
Thanks for the info......

I have ordered some bullhead to give it a go. on a small test board.

Any opinions on securing down, I have used "thixofix" in the past with peco track

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1428 on: October 07, 2019, 05:08:01 PM »
Hi
PVA and map pins on to a cork subbase seems a common method using rulers or Mk1 eyeball for alignment. The use of a couple copper clad sleepers or the 2mmfsa brass sleeper units with rails soldered in make good track feed points, not forgetting to cut them to insulate. And if done in at ends of track sections help with alignment as well giving a good "fishplate."   

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1429 on: October 09, 2019, 06:00:44 PM »

Hi Wayne

Hope this isn't a dumb question but I pledged for 5 points plus the switchblade filing jig.

Is the filing jig universal, or do I need a different jig for each different length of point I select?

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1430 on: October 09, 2019, 08:48:28 PM »
Ben,

The different switches are differing lengths and hence angles so I believe that each one requires its own jig but Wayne will confirm.

Jeff.

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1431 on: October 10, 2019, 02:09:57 PM »
Hi Ben,

Yes this is true. Same as the bullhead kits, each switch blade angle (A,B,C or AV, CV, EV) will require its own jig).

It was impossible to setup rewards to cater for every combination, sorry.

I will, however, put the jigs on my website before the rewards fulfilment so anyone can order any extra required jigs.
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1432 on: October 11, 2019, 09:08:07 AM »
Hi Guys,

Only 32 hours left, 120% funded :)
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1433 on: October 12, 2019, 03:13:46 PM »
I just added my eleventh-hour support. The closing date clashed with a Significant Birthday for my wife, so there was some competition for my disposable income; but I put in for a couple of points and a jig. Like some other people, I think that working out exactly which points I want is probably going to be more difficult than deciding whether to support the project!

Jim
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1434 on: October 21, 2019, 03:27:17 PM »
Hi Guys,

Little progress report, the base plate injection moulding tooling is coming along nicely, the toolmaker sent me some images:




Copper electrodes:




Ready to be spark eroded:



I have also received back the Nickel Silver lost wax cast crossings (200 of them!). These are looking fine and I will show some pics of these hopefully this week!
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1435 on: October 23, 2019, 05:59:47 PM »
I know it's been a minute since this has last been mentioned, but has there been any update on the three way points?

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1436 on: October 24, 2019, 02:45:19 PM »
I know it's been a minute since this has last been mentioned, but has there been any update on the three way points?

Hi,

Really sorry about the 3 way. I was not totally happy with the long casting that makes up 2 crossings. I need to remake this, attaching it to the sprue in 3 places.

I don't have a firm time frame on this, hopefully next month or after I get the kickstarter rewards done and shipped. I'm still working on a backlog of current orders due to being ill and my CNC machine being down (hopefully fixed tomorrow).
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1437 on: October 24, 2019, 03:45:44 PM »
Thanks for the reply Wayne, hopefully everything get back on track soon!

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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1438 on: October 26, 2019, 05:09:10 PM »
Hi Guys,

Sketching out final designs of the filing jig for flat bottom rail. Slightly more busy design than the bullhead jig, crazy eh?





There is a bit more filing involved for the flat bottom rail turnouts. The stock rails need the 'foot' filing off for clearance of the switch blade. Also, the check rails 'flared ends' are filed rather than bending the rail. These are all incorporated on the one jig.
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Re: 'Gauging' Interest- New fiNetrax code 40 N Gauge Track System?
« Reply #1439 on: October 26, 2019, 05:10:39 PM »
Brilliant, will definitely be getting some of these for handbuilt pointwork as well as your kits!

 

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