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Postby peak » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:19 pm

Bought 9 point motors the other day. So today I had a go at fitting them!
Spent all afternoon in the shed.
At the end of a hard afternoons work I have 2 more points working than before?
This is so time consuming it's unbelievable!
I set up a sort of production line.
I'm using Seep PM1 motors with switching for frog polarity (no more stalling over points for me!).
Each switch has 6 wires to it!
So stage 1. - cut all cables needed for nine points.
Stage 2. - Tin one end of all cables.
Stage 3. - Tin all 6 contacts on point motor.
Stage 4. - Solder all cables to point motor.
Stage 5. - Fit connector blocks to cables. (this will allow easy replacement in the future if required!).
Stage 6. - Start to fit motor to point.
After I got past stage 5 only had enough time to fit 2 points!!!!
Can't believe how long this all takes, and at the end of it all there's nothing to show on here! So no pic's!!!!
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.
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Postby mumbles » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:01 pm

oh god i know how you feel
i did things but in a slightly [pun intended] different order
i got all my motors, 23 of them, at once, and connected the 6 wires, then connected the chock blocks, they then sat in a tin waiting to be connected.
have since only fitted about 16 to the control panel.. which took a slightly longer time to build than travelling to mars! i had drilled holes prior to all this
i have intentions to get in the attic and do some work over xmas as i have some time off and its a bit of a tradition for me to do some railway projects at this time of year
winter scene being finished permitting!
its one of those things though, it seems to drag and drag and then you are there all of a sudden.. i sat with all these motors wating to be fitted and with a control panel waiting for them for ages then got about 16 motors done in 2 days.. as i said though, 'slightly' different order!
good luck, it'll get done soon enough
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Postby peak » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:29 pm

Mr mumbles I actually watched your video of point soldering and read your thread etc. :idea:
But it did not put me off!! :evil:
I now wish it had!!! :twisted:
But "hay" I got 2 more points working than before!!!!!!! :D
7 more to go. :cry: :cry:
Then I need another 7 for the rest of the layout! :x
"Oh" and then the fiddle yard! :oops: :?
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.

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Postby retroman » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:56 pm

I've got about 25 to do on my layout, and at the moment I really cannot be bothered.

This hobby takes forever.

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Postby leopard » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:04 pm

I was planning on leaving the motors till last on mine, theres not going to be too many on the lower deck (16-20 depending on how it goes).

after cracking ym skull on a cross beam once too often to get at the only sodding two points i've laid (4m apart) to set a through loop... one of em is being motorised flipping soon

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Postby Cunni » Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:46 pm

Wow! That is all I can say! This layout looks amazing!

I really really want a big shed now! :(

Keep the pictures coming!

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Postby peak » Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:32 pm

A couple of pic's for you all.
The first is to show that progress is happening all but slowly to the corner of the layout.
I have added a couple of colours of grass but it's taking days (almost a week) to dry before I can add anything else! That's one of the problems with having a layout in a shed!
I have purchased some fencing etc to add later.

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This pic is to show wot a mess electrifying your points can make!
I have today got another 3 points working just 4 to go with this present batch!
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2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.

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Postby headshot119 » Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:48 pm

This may sound daft but, on the subject of scatter drying I hovered my desk lamp over it, mine gives off a lot o heat and certainly seeded up the process, though don't put it to close.

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Postby peak » Tue Dec 11, 2007 6:37 pm

headshot119 wrote.
I hovered my desk lamp over it

If I had a desk lamp I'd give that a go! :?
Sounds like a good idea! :wink:
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.

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Postby sishades » Thu Dec 13, 2007 2:48 pm

I have around 40 express points to do but have unfortunately run out of the paper stuff to buy any.
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Postby Taw Valley » Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:52 am

sishades wrote:I have around 40 express points to do but have unfortunately run out of the paper stuff to buy any.


my girlfreind seems to be good at using that paper stuff of mine :cry:

but this layout is looking brilliant , and please dont put me off point motor laying , i still need to do about 5 or 6 then wiring it to a controll panel , fun isnt it :roll:

its a hobbie that lasts a long time lol

Keep up the good work

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hi

Postby TOM M » Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:11 pm

hi where did you get the peco sheds from

tom

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Postby peak » Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:47 pm

TOM M wrote.
hi where did you get the peco sheds from

I got them from my local model railway shop in Sutton Coldfied. (He had one in stock and ordered the other one).
2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.

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Postby peak » Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:40 pm

Update for you all.
Progress has been slow on the corner scene, I'm now happy for it to show it's self.
I have found you have to be generous with the flock grass to get a good effect and put layer upon layer.
Some one advised that they use a desk lamp to help with the setting of the glue! One of the pic's shows that I do take some advice!
The class 24 in the pic's is awaiting an SWD sound chip to be fitted early next year.
The last pic shows the corner in the distance.

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2 trains, 2 railroad tracks, one going the other one coming back. Click Clack, Click Clack.

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Andy



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Postby Class 60 » Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:50 pm

The Corner is looking great Andy, it just needs a few abandoned Shopping trolleys and waste and it will look like a traditional countryside road :wink:

Its been a pleasure to follow your progress and a lot of inspirational for me too,

Cheers

Adam


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