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by ajcooper4
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard

Thanks for all the ideas and advice.
by ajcooper4
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
Topic: Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Securing Metcalfe models on baseboard

I'm now starting with scenery and have a street of Metcalfe houses and a corner shop. What advice can anyone offer please for securing them to my baseboard which is mdf.

Thank you.
by ajcooper4
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Point lever/motor common return to CDU
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Point lever/motor common return to CDU

Brian, that's really clear and very helpful, thank you.
by ajcooper4
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Point lever/motor common return to CDU
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Point lever/motor common return to CDU

Would just like to double check my thinking with friends on the forum. I am using Peco PL26 passing contact levers and either PL10 or PL11 point motors. The points ar all Peco Code 75 live frogs and I use Gaugemaster double solenoid frog juicers. From both lever and motor there is a common return to...
by ajcooper4
Sat May 23, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Fixing track in tight spaces
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Fixing track in tight spaces

Walkingthedog wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 5:06 pm
Push them in with the end of some pliers (not the tip, the side) or a chisel. I have never hammered in a single track pin.
WTD do you use the Peco ones to do this? Or have you found a sharper variety!
by ajcooper4
Sat May 23, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Fixing track in tight spaces
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Fixing track in tight spaces

Can anyone offer me any help please with regard to securing track where there is insufficient room to swing a small hammer. I usually use Peco track pins and find them sharp but I tap them in with a small engineer's hammer. I am limited for space and some track is under the eaves in the attic. Just ...
by ajcooper4
Thu May 21, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Other Electrical/Electronics
Topic: Side mounted point motors
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Side mounted point motors

I've made an alteration to my layout which includes adding another set of points - SL-E186. Due to access issues I cannot fit an under the board motor - even the long reach PL10E. I have made the normal alterations to the electrofrog and have managed to run the wire from the frog under the board and...