I've cracked, or I've cracked it.

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Hymirl
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Re: I've cracked, or I've cracked it.

Postby Hymirl » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:50 pm

I tip my hat to your space saving skills! I'm not brave enough to start cutting down points...

Very clever though. I like it

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Re: I've cracked, or I've cracked it.

Postby Emettman » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:52 am

Hymirl wrote:I tip my hat to your space saving skills! I'm not brave enough to start cutting down points...
Very clever though. I like it


Thank you.

On chopping points, do remember that here I don't have to worry about preserving electrical continuity: all the locos are battery powered.
The track is dead, not just the frogs!

With track power I've done nothing more than steal a sleeper space's length or two or three per point. It adds up over a ladder of points when space is tight.
At least computer planning software keeps you honest, unlike some of C J Freezer's earlier plans where he could be optimistic, shall we day, especially about curve radii.

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Mountain
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Re: I've cracked, or I've cracked it.

Postby Mountain » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:59 pm

They can be shortened and made to work electrically. It helps to have a soldering iron ready. It is impressive to know what can be done with a little know how.
Enjoying 7mm narrow gauge.

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Re: I've cracked, or I've cracked it.

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:36 pm

I once utilised a pile of settrack standard points to make the fan for my hidden sidings, it was easy to loose two sleepers from the entry track and one from each of the V rails, at the same time putting bits of rail into the frog to make them live. Closing up the spacing did cause one problem, the tiebars fouled on the adjacent sleepers, so I had to chop bits of the ends and fit the point motors underneath.
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