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Another Mine Turntable & 1 Blade Turnout
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 Posted: Sun Jan 26th, 2014 04:50 pm
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That cool Albanian railway was the subject of many posts on one of the Yahoo groups I lurk upon. At one time, there as a sort of "contest" to see who could (or would) build a model of "old sparky" complete with the guy holding the "pole" against the wire and the sparks flying around. I thought about how it could be done and I believe one fellow actually built a model which has a fiber optic "pole" which flashes at will and replicates the real thing. Just amazing. That single point switch is one thing...but "old sparky" is something else.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 31st, 2014 02:54 pm
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Normal traction current for the model loco's motor through the running rails. A high V current from the overhead to the earth rail for the 'sparky' bit, powered by a car ignition coil or similar.

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Oh, oh, don't try that with DCC or one of the newfangled electronic power packs! Good old rheostat or variac control for good measure.



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