Flashbang wrote:bluechang wrote:I know they must be non locking - it was mentioned in one of the posts further up the thread. I did say that I emailed the seller asking for a combined price inc postage and they advised of the error in the listing, which is why I said I had a bit of a lucky escape
I will order the CDU after dinner and find a place to order the toggle switches - either NMS (here) or Rapid online as, taking the postage into account, there isn't any price difference (ok, maybe a few pence, but not a lot)
These are 5 for £4.75 (£0.95 each) plus £1.00 P & P plus £0.10p for additional items.
Toggle switches on ebay
However, Rapid at £0.69 incl VAT each has to be one of the cheapest.
If you made up a larger order of perhaps - wire, solder, soldering iron?. LEDs, LED clips, resistors etc you might be able to get the order quantity to above the free postage threshold??
Rapid toggle switches Part No 75-0086
Mimic track plan with the points can be easily made by using self adhesive car lining tape (pin stripe tape). I have used the 2.0mm or 2.5mm wide versions in various colours successfully.
I am thinking of giving the box a coat of primer and then will either do as you suggested, using the pin stripe tape, or I could get the acrylics and a paint brush out and using maskling tape, mask out the areas to be painted.
With regards to Rapidonline - There isn't anything I need. I went out and bought myself a temperature controlled soldering iron from Maplins when they were doing a £30 one for £10 - I could probably do with some solder and maybe if I'm going to go down the route of buying the PM-1's with the accessory switches I could get some LED's which would then mean I will need additional wire - I suppose I could look at putting an order together and the same on NMS as well to see what the difference in cost is.