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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 07/08/2020 :  08:44:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thumbs up, George. Excellent work!


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George D
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Posted - 07/08/2020 :  08:46:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Mike. I can never figure you out.

Thanks, Chuck. I agree this is interesting. I'm wandering into new areas (for me) that I'm having fun sorting out.

George



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 07/08/2020 :  10:42:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
George, I have to 'fess up'. My last comment praising your fine effort, never got posted. And then the forum crashed, hope this doesn't do it again.

Jim (I didn't do it!)


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George D
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Posted - 07/08/2020 :  11:09:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Jim. I hope the forum stays up for a while.

George



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George D
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Posted - 07/13/2020 :  8:46:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I soldered leads for the frogs, so I could check for problems by running a four wheel loco through all the turnouts. I spent some time moving jumper wires around and running and re-running the loco through each switch. I found a couple needed touched up with a file and now I'm happy with the reliability.

I took the track outside and cleaned the flux off with acetone and a wire brush. The brush is an aggressive tool, and popped one of the points off the throw rod. That's not bad I found a durability problem early on. I'm trying to make the trackwork bullet proof.



Here's closeup of the clean track.



George



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BurleyJim
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Posted - 07/13/2020 :  10:24:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice frogs!

Jim


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George D
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  08:23:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Jim.


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Rick
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  08:42:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work George.
I'm sure you'll make bulletproof.



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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  08:50:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful track work.

Jerry

"And in the end, its not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Dutchman
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  09:01:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
George, testing as you go sure heads off problems down the road when it would harder to tweak the issues. Your track work looks great.


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Carl B
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  09:23:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Handlaid track and turnouts are the best! And you're doing a fine job George...

Silly question: What are the evenly spaced "holes" in your base? Or is it just a work table?



Edited by - Carl B on 07/14/2020 09:27:49 AM

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George D
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  10:53:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the nice comments, guys.

Carl, those are random holes I drill in the work base to hold wooden tabs. The tabs hold everything in place when I'm soldering.



George



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Carl B
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  12:11:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks George, well, that explains that


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Bernd
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  1:21:07 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by George D

Thanks for the nice comments, guys.

Carl, those are random holes I drill in the work base to hold wooden tabs. The tabs hold everything in place when I'm soldering.



George



HaHa! Learned something new. How to hold down the track while soldering. Neat, plus I won't burn my fingers holding the track in place.

Bernd


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George D
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Posted - 07/14/2020 :  2:43:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bernd, I've used the technique for making the brass frame for a chain link fence.



Here's a long fence I made on the club layout.



George



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