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 Post subject: 1:9 crossing in code 40
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:35 am 
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01-Settinp up the scheme for the crossing. I first put down the toprail and after that lined up a 1:9 point template over the lines

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02-One step is skipped here, namely the placing of the full point templates. This was done prior to this. After I had lined up the point templates I removed them and cut them to size to just no overlap

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03-I sprayed the template with 3M "Post-it" glue on a copy of the original template. Use a sheet of paper next to the crossing template to catch the overspray. Otherwise you will be working constantly with your hands sticking to the paper

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04-The left half of the sleepers in place

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05-The right side still needs doing. The darker marked sleepers are additional sleeper. Those are missing on the 1:9 point as well. Given the thin rails I prefer to have a bit more body at those locations

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06-The template provided with slepers

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07-For ease of builing and lining up I put down a through going rail at first, this will later be replaced

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08-I used the 1:9 point jig for the various bends. In the jig it is easier to rightly align the rail. FT advices to remove the feet of the rail. This might be usefull in scale bigger then N, but in N the feet of the rail is 1,2 mm wide, so I have found no need for thinning the railfoot

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09-Detailed shoot of the bend rail

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10-Everything kept in place with various jigs. The FastTrack filing aids are great for weighing down :)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:37 am 
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11-The first (straight) rail on its final place

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12-The crossing rail on its place

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13-Not the best picture but building is more important / fun then taking pictures. The first frog

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14-The various bits kept in place with various jigs

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15-Stage 1 done. The frog can assist in putting the toprail in its final position after removing

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16-The first inner rail in its place with jigs

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17-And fixed in position

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18-The toprail taken out, it has performed its function.

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19-Again not the best picture, but the bend toprail and kept in position with jigs

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20-Thanks to Facebook for turning this picture :? but you can see the intention. The "Stock-aid" performs as a jig for keeping the crossing rail straight during soldering

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:05 pm 
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21-Both outer rails of the crossing in place

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22-A close up of the top rail

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23-The second (left) innerrail ready for soldering

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24-Leftside done (except for the guardrails)

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25-Continiuing on the right side

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26-The righthand frog ready to be put in place

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27-The various jigs to keep the frograil in place

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28-With this as result

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29-The righthand inner rails

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30-The first rail in place

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:12 pm 
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31-Again thanks to FB for turning this picture, but the righthandside is done as well

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32-the first try to get the flange opening to the required width. From the 1:6 half slip I know that was not likely to going to work. However for minimal alteration this is an easy way of getting the required width. The blades of a junior saw are just 0.7 mm over the teeth or exactly the required NMRA width for N-scale

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33-All guardrails prepared

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34-Lefthand guardrails in place. Oops, I have beveled the guardrail on the frog the wrong way around :oops:

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35-Righthand guardrails in place

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36-Center guardrails in place

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37-And the crossing is almost done, or at least can be taken from the template

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38-The crossing taken from the template. This is very simple with the 3M "Post-it" sprayed on the template. The glue is firm enough to keep the ties in place during the builiding proces. I have not yet tried if the template is even reuseable, even if it aint .......

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39-The ties cut to length

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40-close-up of the left side of the crossing

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:25 pm 
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41-Close-up of the crossingcentre

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42-Close-up of the righthandside. Als not in focus, but so be it for now

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43-The two points are build with the FT jig and my first freehand build bit of track: a 1:9 crossing. I have not paid to much attention to the fine details. The main question was: can it be done and will it be a runner. The answer to both question is YES :P

The next BIG question is.............. Am I going to build a half slip in 1:9? by the looks of it FT does not have a jig for that :?

Watch this space 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:50 pm 
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Greetings,
What a nice piece of work!
Christopher


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