Jakesdad workbench, O gauge point repair.

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  1. jakesdad13

    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    At Doncaster toy and train fair last December I picked up very cheaply an O gauge point built using copper clad sleepers and soldered on rails. There was some damage and sleepers missing but I already had some copperclad sleeper strip in stock so I knew it would be easy to repair.
    Anyway here is before.

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    And after.

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    I have soldered new sleepers in and also re-soldered some of the joints that were loose.
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    The first builder for some reason put in a short section of stock rail and then fitted a very short piece of rail to make up the difference, I had to do the same but with a stronger fitment.

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    The ends of the rails are just long enough for connectors but I have some plastic joiners that look like bolted fish plates from C&L so I will use those when I eventually lay it, I have a new layout planned for when Thaxham is finished, watch this space.......... ;)

    Pete.
     
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    Kimbo Staff Member Moderator

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    Neat work Pete, a quick blow over with some paint and she’ll be ready to go as good as new
     
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    Thanks Kim, got some Railmatch sleeper grime I've used on Thaxham, looks the part and with a bit of Railmatch rust on the rail sides it will be spot on, going to wire it up first though!

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    jakesdad13 Staff Member Moderator

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    And here it is, wired.
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    And painted.
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    Still a bit tacky but when the paints dry I will scrape the tops of the rails and paint the sides.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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