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The Far North Line
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 Posted: 25 Dec 2017 10:48
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Gary
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Merry Christmas Richard and all the best for the New Year.

Cheers, Gary.



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 Posted: 13 Jan 2018 23:37
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Ben Alder
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I have recently laid a couple of these points to see how they worked and lifted a three way Code 75 point in the Thurso goods yard and replaced it with two bullhead ones.
Here is a shot of the one I lifted.





My track is laid on a 5mm hard foam base with points having an aperture cut out for them. The existing Code 75 ones have a Peco foam underlay base but the newer points are a bit flimsier so decided to use the firmer hard foam for them. This was cut out and given a coat of Copydex, then the point and ballast placed on top, weighted and left overnight to dry.










I cut the foam for the two points as one but split them to make life a bit easier, and this method gives an easy ballasted point unit ready to drop in place.



The edges were corked and Polyfillad to tidy them up and then a fillet of glue run along the sides and ballast scattered on it.I used a couple of veneer pins to hold them steady but the units have a degree of vertical movement, as does the plain track, which I find helps with wheel contact.





And the finished points in place.






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 Posted: 14 Jan 2018 01:30
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Hi there Ben Alder, superb modelling and a very interesting thread you write , I like how you did inserting the new points they look good. 4mm is a bit small for me as I focus on scratch building, I still have a few untouched 4mm loco kits but in the main everything is now 7mm scale of me ... I just wish I had the space to extend. Will be following your thread with interest.Best wishes York Paul



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 Posted: 14 Jan 2018 10:09
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Very nice how to Richard, and the points look very effective.
just what the OO scene needed, hopefully Peco add more to the range.

Paul

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Brilliant thread Richard and well worth the effort for the result

Ian vt



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