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Old 13-09-2018, 10:03 PM   #11
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and using new electrofrog points bought for the project (awaiting delivery)
I've bought a whole new set of electrofrog points for this from Track-shack.

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Old 18-09-2018, 05:19 PM   #12
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Having received the original order I discovered the length of the track was significantly longer than the original Hornby ones I used to mock up the system.

Not deterred I've ordered and received short curve EL91 and EL92 points.

Fitting these points back to back as in my original diagram necessitates the use of a knife for some surgery on adjacent track. Nevertheless I've almost completed the track laying, now I've to wire it up! I've inserted power joiners and insulated ones as often as I thought necessary, but may need to add power to other places.

I'm reluctant at this stage to snip and solder to the new points to switch the frog polarity, so I hope that the isolation I've provided is enough. I intend to test the whole yard on DC before installing any chips on any locos. That way I know it is the loco installation that is wrong if it doesn't move!
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Old 19-09-2018, 04:30 PM   #13
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I've got all the power connectors ready, so decided to place a few locos and wagon on the track.

The wagons off the track need new wheels to cope with the electrofrog points, they either jam or jump track.
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Old 19-09-2018, 05:21 PM   #14
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A very busy yard there! Is the DMU a Lima example?
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Old 19-09-2018, 05:25 PM   #15
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Have you got any wheels. If not I have a couple of spare sets.
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@WTD I have a few sets, but re-wheeling is low on the priorities at present thank you. I have plenty of other tasks and pleasurable jobs to be doing on the multiple layout scenarios I'm working on.

@MG I'll have to check, I'm not sure.
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OK but if you need some let me know. No charge.
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Old 20-09-2018, 07:23 PM   #18
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@WTD. Thank you.

@MG. Yes, it is a Lima, it's great runner, but one of the bogies is loose so I have to be careful with it.
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