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Connecting modules

Postby jmass » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:21 pm

Watching this video for dcc hookup came across a really good way to connect modules. might be helpful for train show setups. hopefully theres no copyright problems here.
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Re: Connecting modules

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:56 pm

Neat idea. I wonder how much those fasteners cost.
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Re: Connecting modules

Postby areibel » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:57 pm

http://www.finescale.org.uk/index.php?r ... ct_id=3800

Looks like about $10.50 a set (enough to do one joint- two modules) plus shipping from the UK
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Re: Connecting modules

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:55 am

Alignment pins are magic aren't they?
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Re: Connecting modules

Postby ctxmf74 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:29 pm

In practice I get just as good results using 25 cent bolts in close fitting holes( and no Forstner bit drilling required :>) ....DaveB
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Re: Connecting modules

Postby ConnRiver » Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:27 pm

I spent a few minutes today looking for a U.S. source, found nothing. Got several types of alignment pins here I collected to test but none have the flange pictured, which looks like it would be helpful.
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Re: Connecting modules

Postby Bernd » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:13 pm

Only costs the raw materials and screws when you have a lathe and mill. :wink:

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Re: Connecting modules

Postby Bernd » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:28 pm

A quick search of any US manufacturers turned up nil. :wtf: Isn't something like this used by any wood working or even metal working hobby use stuff like this? Seems like they are only available in the UK. Anybody want to start a business making these here in the US? Just asking.

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Re: Connecting modules

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:16 pm

^^^ seriously
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Re: Connecting modules

Postby Bernd » Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:09 am

ConducTTor wrote:^^^ seriously


Yes, seriously. Looks like it could be another product for Tom at Clover House. What say you?

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