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Kyle - Strange hybrid...now with images...

Posted by bcnPete , 28 February 2010 · 570 views

Update - Well with the recent probs with the server, one would think a perfect opportunity to catch up with some modelling, right?...wrong :(
Unfortunately, this was timed with a work deadline which has taken all available day and night hours from my modelling. However, by way of an update.....

You may recall that I decided to redo my EASITRAC turnouts as I was having trouble with the common crossing. I decided to remove the premade turnout base and rebuild the turnout using EASITRAC sleeper strip, possibly substituting a few PCB strips around the common crossing to strengthen it. The requisite order was made to the 2FS shop however, knowing that I would have to await for International post timings I decided to experiment in the meantime.

I have made a hybrid of glueing the EASITRAC chairs to PCB strip using cyno adhesive and then adding the frog initially which will be followed by the wing rails. I had made the common crossing in one piece but I seem to have trouble removing it from the jig without collapsing it in the process....hence this strange approach.

This was done about 2 weeks ago, following my last entry, however in the meantime, the EASITRAC sleeper strips have arrived. I am tempted to keep going with this though, strange as it is and see how it turns out. A few pics will be attached when I work out how to do it via a remote link :rolleyes:

1 March tomorrow, which means 75 days until the BHMRC exhibition...and still no trains running....Yikes...

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Hello Pete :)

Stick with the pointwork, I know you will figure it out soon.

75 days? Cripes! I know how you feel about that! Its more than a bit scary when you put it like that!

Missy :blink:
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nick_bastable
Feb 28 2010 12:29
get your hearts going again its 124 days ( least ways I hope it is )

My 2mm Effort
Missy - thanks - my limited track building skills are making a right dogs breakfast of this but I will get there in the end!

Yep....and of that 75 days, I am currently only getting two spend 2 evenings a week on it!
Nick - thanks....although Coombe junction has been withdrawn from the Expo and the 75 days refers to a small exhibition in sussex that Kyle is debuting at...so my pacemaker remains connected I am afraid!...
Those points are coming on fine. Once you get the hang of it you'll find a method to suit you. I presume you know the mirror trick. Place a mirror on the track to look for misalignments by swivelling the mirror.
Donw
Looking good Pete, keep that ball rolling mate.

I presume you know the mirror trick. Place a mirror on the track to look for misalignments by swivelling the mirror.
Donw


Donw - Thanks - Didn't know the mirror trick - I was hoping you were going to say, when you look in the mirror, the turnouts don't look as bad as they really are!

Looking good Pete, keep that ball rolling mate.


Cheers Bryn - If I can get past the track hurdle than I am hoping it will start coming together quickly....it needs to!

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