Another alternative for the outer sheath is to use curtain wire, I assume you fella s have it in the UK it has about a 1/16 hole through it and is completelyMessage 1 of 5 , Mar 31, 2008View SourceAnother alternative for the outer sheath is to use curtain wire, I assume
you fella's have it in the UK it has about a 1/16" hole through it and is
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From: "Don Mason" <maineng@...>
Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 10:08 PM
Subject: [7mm NGA] Re: Wire-in-tube point control
> I use Peco point motors on my 'Piscataquis & Penobscot Railroad' and
> several are situated up to 18 inches from the relevant turnout and
> connected via wire-in-tube.
> Contrary to Howard's experiences, I have nothing but praise for the
> system - which works 100% reliably for me.
> In my case, turnout motors are mostly mounted above baseboard
> (and hidden under buildings, etc).
> I mount them on the Peco adaptor base (the sprung type)and run 0.7mm
> steel wire through brass tube with a bore of about 1mm. Connect to
> the adaptor base 'hole' at one end with a simple 'L' bend in the
> wire and if you're using Peco points, the same at the turnout end.
> If you are using turnouts with a copperclad tie bar (as I do) then
> solder the wire to the tiebar.
> I have not found it neccessary to 'oil' the wires. Indeed, I think
> that in time this could cause problems with dirt, etc clinging to
> the wires at the entry and exit points and being dragged into the
> I have also found you can have reasonable 'bends' in the tubes too
> with no adverse affects.
> Please note however that you will need a capacitor discharge system
> connected to your turnout control (you should ALWAYS have this
> anyway if using solenoid type point motors as it transforms
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Thanks to all for the helpful advice. Will have to look at what will fit into the space. PeterMessage 1 of 5 , Apr 3, 2008View SourceThanks to all for the helpful advice. Will have to look at what will
fit into the space.