Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Turnout Control

This shows how the turnouts are operated. The on-on slide switch controls not only the wire that operates the point but changes polarity of the selected route.
The wire is a fairly rigid steel which is housed in a sliding fit brass tube which really only serves as a holder.
The steel wire is turned at 90degrees to locate in the centre hole in the PECO tie bar. The baseboard is slotted beneath to allow the wire to protrude.
I try and keep the operating wire at right angles to the point, this saves bends which may cause looseness in the operating mechanism.

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