Scratchbuild switchstand for On30-stubswitch

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Waldbahner, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. Waldbahner

    Waldbahner Member

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    Hello list,

    here is my yesterdays work.
    I've scratchbuilded three switchstands for my On30-layout (see it here http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?p=115363#post115363 ).

    The lever is made out of brass parts and is screwed to a piece of wood with an long brass screw. Solder the screw and lever together and a wire on the end of the screw. This wire will go to the frog at the turnout. Cut out to stripes of thin brass shed (approx 1/4'' by 3/5'') and form then to an L. This contacts will be placed under the tie and leverblock. Connect this brass-parts to the left and rigth rail. Use a piece of wire to connect the lever with the stub-rails.

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  2. TrainClown

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    Looks real cool!

    TrainClown ;)
  3. Bill Stone

    Bill Stone Member

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    Gerd,
    Looks good.
    How are you keeping the rails in the proper position after the turnout is thrown?
    BillS
  4. Muddy Creek

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    Maybe the guy in the red hat sits on the throw until the train clears the switch? :D

    Wayne
  5. Waldbahner

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    Hi,

    I've nailed the moving stubrails very strong to the tie. So you need some pressure throw the switch to the other position. I've put a small nail on the outside of both positions to set the maximum way to slip the rails.

    Gerd

    PS.: The turntable is now shown in my "Melina's-Camp"-thread on the logging line.