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 Posted: Tue Jun 5th, 2018 09:06 pm
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Bob R



Joined: Thu Nov 20th, 2014
Location: Papillion, Nebraska USA
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Some think me crazy - others just cheap, but I would say don't over engineer the switch stands.
Your prototypes look pretty stout.
I made some out of card stock and wood!

The angles at bottom and the oval tops with notches are card stock.
The uprights are basswood.
The pivot is on a straight pin and throw bar is brass wire.
After adding thin CA to harden them they are pretty sturdy.
Card stock is so easy to work with.

I agree with adding notches to lock in position.
The pivot pin could be in a slot allowing you to lift handle move and press back down into notches.

Attached is a picture of one of mine.
Only fiddly part is determining the distance between pivot pin and throw bar point so that the throw is correct for track movement.







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