Ironduke wrote:I sense a lack of determination there End2end.
Are they usually closed by a person in real life?
Not lack of determination Ironduke, rather a lack of skills and correct tools. I've never been very adept at all this accuracy stuff.
I don't know about manual or automatic closing on the real ones. I just bought the kit as I liiked the gate over others I saw not realizing I had to put a lot of it together like gluing the mesh and angled pole (which is actually a peice of cord in the kit) on.
The brass rod gives me more confidence moving forward. Thanks Tricky.
Unfortunatly I don't have a vernier caliper to get the exact measurement of the locating nipple although I may be able to borrow one.
My local model shop is neither very local nor well stocked sadly so by measuring the gate's locating nipple with the vernier I may have to chance an online purchase like these... although they are very excessive for my meagre needs.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Albion-Alloys ... t_6UYZ7kJg
I have seen these which I thought could use to connect together the vertical brass rod coming down from the gate and what ever comes up off the servo head/arm.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2mmx2-3mm-Bra ... SwMvtZOj8z
The smallest I've found are 2mm-2.3mm.
I still would need to buy the metal rod part that attaches the servo head/arm to this coupler though.