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As per topic description really.

 

Does anyone model third rail in 2mm, and if so, what components (or methods) do you use please.

 

Thanks in advance.

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I don't model this myself, but there's a section in the Association's "Track" book that covers building third rail track and has descriptions of jigs to set the conductor rail at the right distance.

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Code 40 rail soldered to Peco track pins (for the pots). Drill holes for the pins to go into.

 

Cheers, Mike

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Is this only available to members?

 

Hi

 

Code 40 rail is available from Marcway models in Sheffield and they do mail order.

http://www.marcway.net/

 

or did you mean the book which I think there were plans to sell to non members but I can't remember what happened.

 

Cheers

 

Paul

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The code 40 rail that Wayne at British Finescale sells is from the same die as the 2mm SA rail. Marcway rail is a very slightly different section.

 

The 'Track' book is available to all from the website below or from the 2mm Roadshow at selected exhibitions (next outing is the York show at Easter);

 

http://www.2mm.org.uk/products/trackbook/

 

Andy

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The code 40 rail that Wayne at British Finescale sells is from the same die as the 2mm SA rail. Marcway rail is a very slightly different section.

 

 

 

Andy

 

Hi

 

Still works in the Easitrac chairs though.

 

Cheers

 

Paul

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Hi

 

Still works in the Easitrac chairs though.

 

Cheers

 

Paul

 

Yes, it does. I used to use it before the 2SA code 40 rail came in straight lengths. I believe the difference in dimensions is in the rail head, so the difference wouldn't affect the fit into the Easitrac chairs.

 

Andy

 

(edit to correct grammar)

Edited by 2mm Andy

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That looks very good, thankyou.  I was wondering about "proper" third rail pots but I guess it would barely be seen in 2mm and it would be incredibly fragile anyway?

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That looks very good, thankyou.  I was wondering about "proper" third rail pots but I guess it would barely be seen in 2mm and it would be incredibly fragile anyway?

soldered every 5/6 sleepers they are fairly robust although I do not think I will be picking them out in a ceramic colour  :no:

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although I do not think I will be picking them out in a ceramic colour  :no:

Unlike some idiots on here do :jester:

 

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I cut down 2mm easitrac chairs and then attached them to slices of white plasticard rod to try and represent the ceramic bases that I recall from my earlier years :D

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Unlike some idiots on here do :jester:

 

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I cut down 2mm easitrac chairs and then attached them to slices of white plasticard rod to try and represent the ceramic bases that I recall from my earlier years :D

nice to see you back Pete hows the colour blindness  going  ( keeps thinking blue is Green } :sarcastichand:

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When talking about "track pins" are you meaning the long thin SL-14 type or the short fat "rail nail" ST-280 type?

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