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 Posted: Mon Mar 28th, 2011 07:49 pm
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Very nice work Kim.  :pimp:

I always enjoy seeing others solutions for power routing.

I'll be sure to file this one away for future use! :2t:


I see you have posting photos to the forum down pat.

Now all you need to do, is add them in the same screen you do your reply's in, no need to start new threads with each set of photos. :!:

This way your posts are seamless, and it is easy for everyone to follow along. :thumb:

Did I mention I really like your throws?  :bg:  :2t:



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 Posted: Mon Mar 28th, 2011 08:41 pm
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Dave D wrote: Very nice work Kim.  :pimp:

I always enjoy seeing others solutions for power routing.

I'll be sure to file this one away for future use! :2t:
Did I mention I really like your throws?  :bg:  :2t:

Same here - it's all excellent work.

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Huw.

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 Posted: Thu Mar 31st, 2011 07:22 pm
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I'm curious about the groove lengthwise down the tie. Is that a feature particular to that area? If so, what is it for?



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 Posted: Thu Mar 31st, 2011 10:45 pm
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morning how are you,yes the grooves.with this type of turnout the sleepers were usually pressed steel.we are trying with the model to copy this feature.
cheers kim

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 Posted: Fri Apr 1st, 2011 01:11 am
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Yes Kim, I love that ground throw also. I wish we had them in the US, of course, it's MY railroad!

BTW-I will send a photo of my turnout wiring..here it is.......

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Posted: Fri Apr 1st, 2011 04:35 am
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i know woodie you use voodue that is you stick pins into pictures of diesel locoes.
but really i dont believe you dont have ground throws in the usa i can think of at least 6 different types world wide.some narrow gauge setups had 2 types in a small space.this does not include the ones that were made by the local fabricators
cheers kim

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 Posted: Fri Apr 1st, 2011 12:57 pm
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We don't have that particular type of working model ground throw here in the US.

We usually have to cobble something together that works. The usual thing that HO modelers use just doesn't cut it for those of us modeling funky (or non-funky) narrow gauge steam. PCS has the brass throws but those won't really bend 'iron' and are mostly for decoration. They can be made to work but it requires work, hope, and prayer.

So the question is...where did you acquire that ground throw and linkage? 



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 Posted: Fri Apr 1st, 2011 02:36 pm
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Yes Kim, we do have ground throws here but not that type. My ground throws are really just that...a DPDT switch buried in the ground with the toggle sticking up, a link to the turnout attached. Works great and holds the "bent iron" in place when thrown. Just to make sure the switch can't be used for power routing, I cut off the little solder tabs.....just to be safe.

                 Woodie



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 Posted: Fri Apr 1st, 2011 06:55 pm
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W C Greene wrote:  Just to make sure the switch can't be used for power routing, I cut off the little solder tabs.....just to be safe.

                 Woodie


LMAO!

You have to love a man who sticks solidly to his beliefs!  :Salute:  :)



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 Posted: Fri Apr 1st, 2011 07:41 pm
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down under wrote: morning how are you,yes the grooves.with this type of turnout the sleepers were usually pressed steel.we are trying with the model to copy this feature.
cheers kim

Ok, that makes sense, the groove would resist bending, kind of like an industrial strength Lionel tie!



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