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Post by Chilternturbo » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:25 pm

Hi all,
I have a lot of old Hornby nickel silver track and points with motors attached. If this stuff no longer viable and should I just dump it.

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Post by Steve M » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:07 pm

It all depends on condition. Certainly, if it were steel then the bin would be the best option.
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Post by Chilternturbo » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:05 pm

Thanks Steve, it's the track that is painted silver so it does look like a trip to the dump.
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Post by Walkingthedog » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:57 pm

If it is nickel silver it will be non magnetic.
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Post by Mountain Goat » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:13 pm

Never dump old track as it has so many uses.
This little waggons frame was made using rail from old 00 gauge track...
These point levers were also made from old 00 gauge rails...
Plenty of uses...
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Post by RSR Engineer » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:13 pm

I agree with Mountain Goat. Even if there's no immediately apparent application for old track, don't just throw it away. Stick it in a box and stash it on the shelf somewhere, coz no sooner have you parted with it, you'll wish you hadn't.

Neat lever frame, MG. Are all your points (and, I suppose, signals) operated in this way?

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Post by Mountain Goat » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:16 am

They will be if all goes to plan. I will need to make a few more levers and some signals.
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Post by RSR Engineer » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:30 pm

Such a task would be a bit daunting on my layout, MG. Have you made jigs etc to aid mass-production?

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Post by Mountain Goat » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:13 pm

Not really. I maybe able to post some pictures of how I made the point levers... I have them on my other tablet.
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