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Walkingthedog

Signature: WTD ........... Nurse, the screens.

Bio: Had a model railway since I was about 9. Like anything I really like. Heavy freight my favourite. Get a bit fed up with people who use the Forum to moan and whinge. There are far worse things in life than getting uptight about the late delivery of a loco.

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walkingthedog

19621 posts

Yes I agree about the switch but I found a good CDU overrides any friction the switch causes. 

WTD ........... Nurse, the screens.

walkingthedog

19621 posts

New addition, lineside hut.

 

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walkingthedog

19621 posts

Not just loco wheels, rolling stock as well. If the wheels  are plastic they will spread dirt like a vacuum cleaner in reverse. Smile

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walkingthedog

19621 posts

Your best bet is to look on eBay. 

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walkingthedog

19621 posts

Basically I guess the technology of a metal rod moving back and forth inside a coil has't changed over the years Colin. I used them for years on my old loft layout without any problems but they do need a CDU. My points are now changed handraulically. Might use wire in tube eventually. Smile

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walkingthedog

19621 posts

There might well be. I use a tool that looks like a key. 

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walkingthedog

19621 posts

PL-10 is about forty years old. Came with a short operating  pin plus an extension pin, the long pin version PL-10E has been around for years. 

The PL-13 does work with the PL-10 (short pin).

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walkingthedog

19621 posts

How easy do you find using the couplings. Its fairly  easy on O gauge but much bigger of course?

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walkingthedog

19621 posts

I'd have thought it would take a great deal of weight to break a 3 link coupling unless the links are made from a poor material. 

 

Have you tried pulling the chain apart with pliers. Bet it would  take a great deal  of heaving.

WTD ........... Nurse, the screens.

walkingthedog

19621 posts

Nothing wrong with that. 

WTD ........... Nurse, the screens.

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