Re: GROUND THROW- #1045 Micron Art
- 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.
SF Bay Area Z
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> > 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
> > limits the Push/Pull so you don't damage the turnout. Some use a
> > motorized Tortoise or Hoffmanns (I don't recommend the Hoffmans
> > they do not have an adjustment for the throw and they move too
> > 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
> > 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
> > to the exit rails (use typical Marklin insulator or any Code 55
> > insulator [Peco, Atlas, Miller Engineering, etc.])
> > Jeff
> > SF Bay Area Z
> > --- In email@example.com, "Ysbrand van der Veen"
> > <y.m.vanderveen@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > Has anybody in this group installed Micron Art's ground throws
> > 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
> > 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
> > use
> > > manual ground throws on both sides of the siding. Besides
> > love
> > > the idea of manual operation of the turnouts. Nice for the
> > at
> > > shows too, I think.
> > >
> > > Best,
> > > Ysbrand
> > >
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