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by ajcooper4
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Soldering station
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: Soldering station

Thank you to everyone for all the thoughts, experiences and advice.
by ajcooper4
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Soldering station
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: Soldering station

dynax that looks a nice tool. Only thing with Lidl is you have to drop lucky - you never know what you will find in the middle aisle - or not!
by ajcooper4
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Soldering station
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Soldering station

I’ve decided I’d like to buy a soldering station, especially as I’ve now got to remove and relay some track involving extra soldering - just the excuse I’ve been looking for!

I’d like to ask, please, which ones you use and/or recommend- or not recommend!
by ajcooper4
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Points not throwing fully across
Replies: 62
Views: 1558

Re: Points not throwing fully across

Thank you Steve. I haven’t. Is there a particular template I should use?
by ajcooper4
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Points not throwing fully across
Replies: 62
Views: 1558

Re: Points not throwing fully across

Steve, thank you. Not harsh, honest. Honest is good.

I think I’m probably scratching around to find a way of not pulling track up because I only have room for one loop so radii tight. May not have the option.
by ajcooper4
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Points not throwing fully across
Replies: 62
Views: 1558

Re: Points not throwing fully across

One other thought - a slight elevation on the outside of the curve to mitigate against a tendency to move across the points and derail.

Anyone ever done this?

Found an old Peco publication suggesting it up to a maximum of 40 thou.
by ajcooper4
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Points not throwing fully across
Replies: 62
Views: 1558

Re: Points not throwing fully across

Always tricky in a confined space when radius is limited. Now....where's the Dremmel?
by ajcooper4
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Points not throwing fully across
Replies: 62
Views: 1558

Re: Points not throwing fully across

Update Track gauging all fine. Point seems to be throwing fully. Derailments continue when entering the toe of the point and continuing to turn left, as it were. I am beginning to think that the issue is the point being on a curve. Moving it is a big rebuild unfortunately but will hopefully be worth...
by ajcooper4
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Points not throwing fully across
Replies: 62
Views: 1558

Re: Points not throwing fully across

Thank you for the further contributions. Not had much time this weekend. I have some digital calipers so when I have time will carefully measure between the tracks. Always a tricky one because of the need to remove sleepers under flexitrack to secure fishplates. It’s only my 4-4-0 County that has a ...
by ajcooper4
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Points not throwing fully across
Replies: 62
Views: 1558

Re: Points not throwing fully across

I ought to have added it's only a problem for the County when entering from the toe end.