Simon's workbench

Simon

Flying Squad
Slight change of tack, anticipating track laying outside, I last night "refurbished" one of the turnouts for the main junction, replacing a couple of lost chairs, refixing some loose ones and attaching a new "web" to hold everything together ahead of being fixed down. All of the soldered joints are good after so many years outside.

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Simon

Flying Squad
On a bit of a roll, not too much mind, I have brought in from the garden the "grand daddy" point, which I fitted the tie bar to on the 9th May 2010 as shown here.

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And here it is best part of twelve years later, all spent outside and having carried very many train movements.

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The same drill, new web to be made to keep all timbers in place, a few chairs to be re-solvented to their timbers and I need to drill and solder the crossing V to the wing rails for strength and electrical guaranteed electrical continuity, which I didn't do on this very first point and which did give rise to a bent wire bodge..

The UV has "attacked" the S&C chairs, but that said they are all sound and glue back nicely. They look nicely weathered in fact!

I'm not quite sure what I think about the passage of time.....

Hopefully I will work on this tonight.
 

Overseer

Western Thunderer
I'm not quite sure what I think about the passage of time.....

Hopefully I will work on this tonight.
Now you have sorted the turnouts out you can get on with developing your concept of time and its passing. Sounds like a good nocturnal activity.
 

Phil O

Western Thunderer
Sorry, but I have a little nit picking to do, the prototype switches have two stretchers, the 2nd one goes one crib towards the V from the drive stretcher.
 
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