Friday, July 09, 2010

Board news


The two key boards (station and yard) have been aligned using wixroyd catches.  These are excellent.  There remains a little work to do to finally align the rails but they are not far of at all.


I then rescued the other board from the garage, where the spiders have been busy!


and immediately we run into an interesting decision… here the new peco point is shown on top of the old one.  The length and angle are (as noted in a previous post) very different, but the new peco point is far easier to make DCC friendly and in doing so allows me to keep the over-centre spring, helping the throw with point motors.  I need to consider whether the shallower angle is compatible with the station board, which it seems will have to have its track slewed over slightly near the board join.


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