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    Originally posted by jbvb


    I've had one of the non-operating Sequoia high switch stands on the main track of an HO module for 10 years, during which it's survived probably 100 transport/setup/track-clean/operate/visitors-grope/takedown cycles. The key reason for its survival is that I drilled the center of the casting for a piece of .025 music wire. I soldered the target to the wire, and cut it long enough so it's embedded the full depth of the 3/4" plywood roadbed.



    Hey, James...

    That's almost exactly what PBL recommends. The target/crank lever shaft is longer than necessary so that it can be 'planted' through a hole further into the layout top material. Since it's basically just me, I simply need to be careful and wear my glasses.

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    • Neat stands!!! Nice work as well Russ......

      Do ya think they would be too small for

      ON30 narrow gauge? I have a bunch of HO

      and a few brass stands from PSC, but am skeptical

      with thier use.

      Bill

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        Originally posted by Geezer


        Do ya think they would be too small for

        ON30 narrow gauge? I have a bunch of HO

        and a few brass stands from PSC, but am skeptical

        with thier use. Bill



        Hey, Bill...S scale is 1/64th. The brass kit stand that I made is stand is really closer to HO scale at 1/87. The one that I put together from NJ International (the one with the lighted switch stand lantern) is available from NJI in O scale.

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        • Bill, what is the actural height in inches of the switch stand.

          These prototype switch stands range from about 18" to 6'




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          • It's interesting to see such a variety of sizes. It shows that some reasonable change of scale will not end with an inadequately sized stand.

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            • Sry for not getting back sooner, but was away from the puter for a while.

              Jim - where I worked was industrial and no "switch's" had markers except

              on the main line and I didnt get there. The stands with markers that I did see were about

              about 26-28" from tiebase to top of marker light.

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