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I’m looking for the components to fit some binding posts at intervals on my O gauge “door layout” - probably three pairs at various locations. They seem in keeping with the overall “period” style of the layout, and the sort of electrical engineering I actually understand.

 

I would have just gone down to Maplins or Radio Shack and found something to fit, but not these days. Efforts to find them online are foundering in a blizzard of detail about similar items which aren’t the right size, or type.

 

I’m sure this isn’t a difficult question for someone who knows the answer?

 

 

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You want to look in the 4mm sockets section of your suppliers catalogue where you will find variations of these which are basically a 4mm socket but combine a binding post

 

https://www.rapidonline.com/truconnect-4mm-binding-post-with-m4-thread-red-17-0065

 

but if you after a traditional brass binding post then you will probably be out of luck and the nearest to it will be something like this

 

https://www.rapidonline.com/truconnect-uninsulated-earth-terminal-17-0795

 

Richard

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24 minutes ago, Tricky Dicky said:

You want to look in the 4mm sockets section of your suppliers catalogue where you will find variations of these which are basically a 4mm socket but combine a binding post

 

https://www.rapidonline.com/truconnect-4mm-binding-post-with-m4-thread-red-17-0065

 

but if you after a traditional brass binding post then you will probably be out of luck and the nearest to it will be something like this

 

https://www.rapidonline.com/truconnect-uninsulated-earth-terminal-17-0795

 

Richard

 

Those look about right, thanks. Some flat stock screwed to the board and I’ll be well set. 

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10 hours ago, RobjUK said:

There is a place that specialises in making traditional brass ones, if those are what you are looking for?

 

http://brassbindingposts.com/binding-posts.htm

 

I have absolutely no need whatsoever for those, but would buy them as works of art!

 

Mike.

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11 hours ago, RobjUK said:

There is a place that specialises in making traditional brass ones, if those are what you are looking for?

 

http://brassbindingposts.com/binding-posts.htm

Came across those earlier and they look good but it is a US site and they are an eye watering price of $8 each. I can see restorers of antique radio equipment being interested but for a layout?

 

Richard

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