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Author Topic: How Do You Fix Your Kato Point Switches Please....  (Read 216 times)

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How Do You Fix Your Kato Point Switches Please....
« on: January 20, 2020, 12:45:55 PM »
As per the title, I see that there are keyhole slots underneath the Kato switches, but they are in opposing directions.

I'd like to fasten mine to the baseboard, an I've had an idea, but I'd like to know how others have fixed theirs please....
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Re: How Do You Fix Your Kato Point Switches Please....
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2020, 12:59:20 PM »
As per the title, I see that there are keyhole slots underneath the Kato switches, but they are in opposing directions.

I'd like to fasten mine to the baseboard, an I've had an idea, but I'd like to know how others have fixed theirs please....

Silicone glue.  If you do need to lift them then a scalpel will cut them free.

NOT UHU or Bostik as they will melt the plastic.

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Re: How Do You Fix Your Kato Point Switches Please....
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2020, 01:00:27 PM »
Copydex.
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Re: How Do You Fix Your Kato Point Switches Please....
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2020, 01:06:46 PM »
Gosh, 2 ideas already!

I may go for one screw either end of the bank of switches and use silicon.

Thanks for the idea using an adhesive, which was one I hadn't considered....
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Re: How Do You Fix Your Kato Point Switches Please....
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2020, 01:19:03 PM »
Self adhesive velcro

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Re: How Do You Fix Your Kato Point Switches Please....
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2020, 04:22:06 PM »
I bought some industrial strength Velcro. It comes in 2” wide strips. I have a block of 8 switches so one length glued and stapled to the baseboard, the woolly bit glued to the block of switches.
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Re: How Do You Fix Your Kato Point Switches Please....
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2020, 04:32:55 PM »
Oh, switches meaning levers. Thought the OP was switches meaning points. Still use Copydex.
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Re: How Do You Fix Your Kato Point Switches Please....
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2020, 06:29:26 PM »
A stout rubber band , going round the Kato controller & blue switch units works well
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