m.levin's layout thread

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby Mountain » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:17 pm

I was going to say I couldn't see any solder! Nice pointwork there. Is it cheap to make or does it cost more then a RTR Peco point?
I know making your own points is so rewarding. It is certainly time consuming... (Well, the way I make them is!)
Nice work!

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby Dave » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:27 pm

Your point looks good. I can see there is no tie-bar yet, but even when fitted the switch looks a bit fragile to me, what is attaching the blades to the frog between the green lines :?:

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby Mountain » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:31 pm

I use rail joiners at that position. The idea in model form is that unless the point is very long, one needs a bit more flex to it so the point blades can move better. Of corse it could be to isolate? I isolate on the frog itself though. No. I think it is to allow for movement of the blades....Or for both reasons!

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:56 pm

Hi Dave, I'm using plastic fish plates, I could use normal fish plates with the point being so long, but some of the sorter ones do require plastic ones for more flexibility. But as I have used them on one point I will continue the trend across all the points.
It looks fragile but not much less then a Peco point would be at that size.

Hi Mountain
No solder, used plastic chairs and glued them down (Plastic weld) had a point made the same way for a number of years and its still holding out and has been moved a number of times.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby Lee » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:24 pm

m.levin wrote:I have now started on the points for the layout.
ImagePoint by Martin Levin, on Flickr


Hats off to you mart for doing this , very nice work :)
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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:33 pm

Only 20mins of work :roll:

Took about 4 1/2hrs to get that far and these are a number of the simpler points, when it comes to the non scenic points I am just going to copper clad them, just for speed.
Hoping by the end of play Thursday I will have 2 working wired up point!

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:14 pm

Oh boy that looks great !
One day perhaps ?

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby carnehan » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:07 pm

Wow! 'Nuf said. :D

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:48 pm

Hi

Today I have done a little more, I have installed a 12vDC BUS and connected up some of the station lighting, wired up the points to the polarity switches on the point motor.
I have had a play about with my layout room lighting. I have 10 RGB LED spot lights, hence 3 of the same photos but darker.

ImageUntitled by Martin Levin, on Flickr

ImageUntitled by Martin Levin, on Flickr

ImageUntitled by Martin Levin, on Flickr

ImageUntitled by Martin Levin, on Flickr

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby mumbles » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:32 pm

Nice work Tina

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby Lee » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:43 pm

m.levin wrote:Hi

Today I have done a little more, I have installed a 12vDC BUS and connected up some of the station lighting, wired up the points to the polarity switches on the point motor.
I have had a play about with my layout room lighting. I have 10 RGB LED spot lights, hence 3 of the same photos but darker.

ImageUntitled by Martin Levin, on Flickr

ImageUntitled by Martin Levin, on Flickr

ImageUntitled by Martin Levin, on Flickr

ImageUntitled by Martin Levin, on Flickr




That's bloody lovely work very atmospheric Mart :)
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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:28 pm

I have been working on the layout today, trying to build the over line reversing loop.
Not sure about the inclines, need more work.
I have been thinking about the date of the layout, 27th July 1974.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby mumbles » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:36 pm

m.levin wrote:I have been working on the layout today, trying to build the over line reversing loop.
Not sure about the inclines, need more work.
I have been thinking about the date of the layout, 27th July 1974.

A fine day :mrgreen:

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby TimberSurf » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:20 pm

mumbles wrote:A fine day :mrgreen:


No it wasn't!


I remember that day well...









...and it was raining :twisted:
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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:33 am

Just a small update
I have been working on my reversing loops, which are raised above the track at this point on the layout.

ImageUntitled by Martin Levin, on Flickr

Also working on my HST, loads more left to do on it yet.

ImageUntitled by Martin Levin, on Flickr

ImageUntitled by Martin Levin, on Flickr

ImageUntitled by Martin Levin, on Flickr


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