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 Posted: Fri Apr 7th, 2017 12:47 pm
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Paul W


Joined: Fri Feb 10th, 2017
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I had similar problems with my first hand-built turnouts; I came up with a springy connection using short pieces of fine phosphor bronze wire bent into L-shapes.  Solder one leg of the L to the side of the rail with the other leg projecting out sideways, or turned slightly down.  The leg sticking out is then soldered to the top of the PCB strip spreader/throwbar.  This makes it easier to set the correct width of the blade rails because you are not trying to drill holes a particular distance apart, just clamp one blade rail to its stock rail and clamp the other rail with a packer the correct thickness for your flangeways between blade and stock rails, then go to it.

Paul Woods

Whangarei, NZ

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