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Re: GROUND THROW- #1045 Micron Art

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  • Jeff BAZ-man
    Hey ! That s a clever solution ! Definitely need to put it on the website or something. Still, he needs a way to control the turnout. So the choices are:
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      Hey ! That's a clever solution ! Definitely need to put it on the
      website or something.

      Still, he needs a way to control the turnout. So the choices are:
      manually rotate the Archemdian, modify it and add a motor, use a
      remote cable (with knob, lever or Blue Point) or Tortoise.

      Jeff
      SF Bay Area Z

      --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, Reynard Wellman <micron@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hello Jeff,
      > I have a customer who replaces the .047" dia X .12" long
      > center-post of the Archimedean with .047" dia X 1.125" long tube
      or
      > solid rod.
      > He then adds a 1" long X .062" dia tube to this assembly to
      > make a strong armature for his servo motors. He is
      > using a model airplane multi channel controller that activates his
      servo
      > motor linkages to drive (throw) the Archimedean Ground Throws
      > whenever with his transmitter (that looks like a TV remote).
      >
      > Perhaps we'll do an article for ZTrack Magazine that details
      > this setup more clearly than I can in this brief summation.
      >
      > The #1045 works quite well. All brass kits take time to build.
      > But they look more to scale than most of the cheap stuff
      > out there.
      >
      > Thanks for your attention,
      > R. Wellman
      > http://www.micronart.com
      > On Oct 29, 2007, at 6:21 PM, Jeff BAZ-man wrote:
      >
      > > They look cool but, you have a lot of work to put these together
      > > and, you have to move the knurled gears quite a bit to change the
      > > turn out. There are no electrical connections on the switch
      stand.
      > >
      > > Many are using the Blue Point manual throw, remotely mounted and
      > > driven by a cable (e.g. bicycle brake/shift). There are
      > > modifications that allow you to use a simple slide switch which
      also
      > > limits the Push/Pull so you don't damage the turnout. Some use a
      > > motorized Tortoise or Hoffmanns (I don't recommend the Hoffmans
      as
      > > they do not have an adjustment for the throw and they move too
      far,
      > > even with a "Z" bend wire to releave the tension).
      > >
      > > Yes, you do need to do some power routinging. Since it is an
      > > electro-frog, you need to make sure your trains do not run into
      the
      > > points (frog to points direction) or you will short the power.
      > > 10Watts or more. Peter has supplied them gapped at the frog but I
      > > talked him out of this so you can easily gap them where you
      connect
      > > to the exit rails (use typical Marklin insulator or any Code 55
      > > insulator [Peco, Atlas, Miller Engineering, etc.])
      > >
      > > Jeff
      > > SF Bay Area Z
      > >
      > > --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, "Ysbrand van der Veen"
      > > <y.m.vanderveen@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Hello,
      > > >
      > > > Has anybody in this group installed Micron Art's ground throws
      on
      > > Peter
      > > > Wrights turnouts? Do I need a separate power routing switch, I
      > > probably
      > > > do, and if so, how can I couple this switch with the ground
      throw
      > > from
      > > > Micron Art to avoid having to operate both the power switch and
      > > the
      > > > ground throw seperately?
      > > >
      > > > Prototypical for the US siding I'm modelling on my modules is
      to
      > > use
      > > > manual ground throws on both sides of the siding. Besides
      this, I
      > > love
      > > > the idea of manual operation of the turnouts. Nice for the
      public
      > > at
      > > > shows too, I think.
      > > >
      > > > Best,
      > > > Ysbrand
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
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      >
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