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Hi
I am in the early stages of planning my layout and would like
to control my points and signals mechanically (wire and tubing)
Has any body any tips, do's and don'ts, and suppliers?
Also I would appreciate any comments and advice.

Thanks

Pete
 

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QUOTE (pal2014 @ 24 May 2008, 21:38) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi
I am in the early stages of planning my layout and would like
to control my points and signals mechanically (wire and tubing)
Has any body any tips, do's and don'ts, and suppliers?
Also I would appreciate any comments and advice.

Thanks

Pete

***Hi Pete

Its been used for years in MR and much of the stuff to do it "way back when" is still available but it is getting 50 years old in material choice and accessories design, so do take a look in places that do radio control airplanes - they have some really nice "modern material" wire in tube gear as they use it on the aircraft a lot - much easier to use and much slicker / less likely to be stiff in the relationship between wire and tube than much of the traditional model railway stuff, and whilst I havent checked prices its probably not much more expensive if any.... Radio control linkages and cranks are also very useful for what you plan - always made in nice to use unbreakable plastic rather than metal too.

Richard
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QUOTE (Richard Johnson @ 24 May 2008, 14:48) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>***Hi Pete

Its been used for years in MR and much of the stuff to do it "way back when" is still available but it is getting 50 years old in material choice and accessories design, so do take a look in places that do radio control airplanes - they have some really nice "modern material" wire in tube gear as they use it on the aircraft a lot - much easier to use and much slicker / less likely to be stiff in the relationship between wire and tube than much of the traditional model railway stuff, and whilst I havent checked prices its probably not much more expensive if any.... Radio control linkages and cranks are also very useful for what you plan - always made in nice to use unbreakable plastic rather than metal too.

Richard
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Thanks for the info.
I have looked at the Gem site, they look to have all the kit plus a new flexi tubing.

Pete
 
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