|Throw Wire for N Gauge Code 40 Turnout and Tortoise
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|Author:||Dave [ Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:57 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Throw Wire for N Gauge Code 40 Turnout and Tortoise|
I've been building Code 40 turnouts using the PC board ties from Fast Tracks. I have a #69 pilot hole drilled in the throw bar and intend to use Tortoise switch machines.
1) Should I replace the throw wire that comes with the Tortoise machines with smaller wirer so that I don't have to enlarge the pilot hole, and,
2) If I do keep the current size hole, does anyone know where I could purchase replacement wire? Would piano wire work?
In advance, my thanks
|Author:||Chris [ Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:14 pm ]|
|Post subject:||Re: Throw Wire for N Gauge Code 40 Turnout and Tortoise|
Smaller wire will give you less spring tension.
I needed to use different wire because the Tortoise-supplied wire was too short. I used ordinary piano wire, but I used a heavier gauge than the Tortoise wire.
Check this thread as well.
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