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ekul24
New Hire

Posted - 07/04/2016 :  4:49:53 PM  Show Profile  Send ekul24 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Servos are something I haven't yet played with. Looking forward to a video of it in action.

Luke Blackbeard

http://thoroughfaregaprailroad.blogspot.co.nz/

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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 07/04/2016 :  10:17:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
May be a video will be coming Luke, if I can get them to work. This is the continuation of a project I left in frustration back on about page 13 of his tread. If I can get these to work perhaps I'll do some video.

I've had mixed results on the testing of this motor, It works, it has enough power to move the points through the needed range on the test module and the switches are wired correctly to power the three frogs. But, I epoxied the plastic bar to the top of the servo and it didn't hold. this is the first time I ever had epoxy fail in any use. I filed the surface of the plastic bar and the surface of the servo and tried it again. I've now tested the new servo motor 40 times and it's still holding. We'll see in a few days.
Here are more pictures of this drive and how it is mounted.






Here a view after the switch arms were adjusted



I've also started repaired the turnout that got damaged;



So I will continue this as I make progress.






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OK Hogger
Engine Wiper

Posted - 07/04/2016 :  10:50:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Perhaps this may be an option for you:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fgDACbCL1U

From a long time Sn3 friend, who writes of the above:

"Well I tried again to set up one of Tam Valley's new three-way modules and this time I got it to work like a champ. This module will actually run two separate three ways. And it's a decoder if you want to run the two three ways by DCC controls. I prefer to just run it off of a three position slide switch. It seems more logical to me and the wiring is much simpler that most other methods."

The module lets you adjust each one of the positions with little tiny steps until it's right where you want it. The three positions on the slide switch correspond to the three track positions."

Here's a link to his YouTube channel with more videos and information:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCoI5b8SUFmfRvCvEzFDp0w

Andre






Edited by - OK Hogger on 07/05/2016 5:43:52 PM

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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 07/04/2016 :  11:25:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Andre, but no thanks on the Arbour. I've seen your friends video. I'm using similar linkage and plan to use Tram Valley's 3 way controller but missed how hr used the slide switch to control the frogs, might use that route still.

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masonamerican
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Posted - 07/05/2016 :  1:34:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think Andre pasted the wrong Ebay link. It probably was to be on a Tam Valley three-way module.

Håkan



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railman28
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Posted - 07/05/2016 :  4:40:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Andre, Thanks for the links redirecting me to Stephen Hatch's Video. That appears to be the way to go. Even in the epoxy holds my method will always need adjustments and tinkering. The one disadvantage is that one can not control the switches with your DCC thortle but that really didn't appeal to me anyway.
I did have a bit finding some of the the 3 position, 4 pole slide switches but tracked some down online.

Thanks Again.


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OK Hogger
Engine Wiper

Posted - 07/05/2016 :  5:45:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a buffoon I am. Yes, wrong link. I corrected it.

Other link: Well, now everybody knows what I'm going to try to purchase!! Stupid me.

Andre



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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 07/08/2016 :  01:37:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A little done while I wait for the new electric switches to arrive from back east. I stained the ties with black Ink and alcohol wash as a start to coloring the ties.


And I made some Servo mount brackets;







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masonamerican
Fireman



Posted - 07/08/2016 :  11:09:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice brackets Bob!

Håkan



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railman28
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Posted - 07/08/2016 :  11:35:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by masonamerican

Nice brackets Bob!

Håkan



Thanks Hagan, njce and cheap they are. But Gee, the turnout looks that bad. I can't test an engine yet but my most sensitive cars make it through all six directions.


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masonamerican
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Posted - 07/08/2016 :  12:22:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Don't be so hard on yourself Bob. I'm certain it will look grand after it is weathered and ballasted.

Håkan



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ekul24
New Hire

Posted - 07/08/2016 :  4:04:15 PM  Show Profile  Send ekul24 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
I think the turnout looks great. Gee a 3 way turnout looks complicated to make. What a space saver on a layout though.

Luke Blackbeard

http://thoroughfaregaprailroad.blogspot.co.nz/

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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 07/09/2016 :  12:14:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by OK Hogger

Perhaps this may be an option for you:


From a long time Sn3 friend, who writes of the above:....
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCoI5b8SUFmfRvCvEzFDp0w

Andre



Andre,

I'm having trouble with wiring the electrical switch. I got the servo controls fiquered out but the frog wiring has got me stumped.
Could you please give Steve my Email and let him know in need some help?
it's cbnwvrr@dslextreme.com

Thank you


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OK Hogger
Engine Wiper

Posted - 07/09/2016 :  12:28:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Bob:

I'll grub around and see if I can find a current email for Steve. Our correspondence was way back in my Sn3 days... that's why I said an "long time" friend... wow... has it been that long? Yup! :)

Andre



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railman28
Fireman



Posted - 07/09/2016 :  4:18:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by OK Hogger

Hi Bob:

I'll grub around and see if I can find a current email for Steve. Our correspondence was way back in my Sn3 days... that's why I said an "long time" friend... wow... has it been that long? Yup! :)

Andre



Andre, thanks, I found him, he's Railway Engineering. And he kindly put what I need on his Web page.


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