Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The hoffs are here

They are in good nick and have obviously been installed on a layout somewhere.  I have tested them all and they all work, although one is a little squeaky and slower than the others, I suspect a function of differences in between can motors.  Some grease should stop the squeak. 

There are therefore no obvious problems except that the wires that actually throw the points are missing.  I thus need to source some piano wire.  The wire that came with my other hoff was 0.6mm but I know that the 7mm layout Dinas uses thicker wire than that, so something like 1mm would probably be sensible.  The search starts tonight.


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