Handlaying Straight Track

Re: Handlaying Straight Track

Postby Bernd » Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:33 pm

ctxmf74 wrote:Drill it on thru and use it to hang the fixture on the wall when not in use........DaveB


I could do that, but then it won't present a good image of a "wanna be" manufacturer. :naughty:

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Re: Handlaying Straight Track

Postby Bill Dixon » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:27 pm

TinGoat wrote:Very nice work.

One thought on the aluminium acting as a heat sink and possible cold solder joints.

It is not a problem with the Fast Tracks aluminum jigs.
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Re: Handlaying Straight Track

Postby Bernd » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:24 am

Not having a Fast Tracks jig to inspect I'd like to postulate that it could be the tolerances of the slot width of the base of the rail. I made the slot for the base of the Code55 rail .056" wide. The base of a Code55 rail measures .055". So I'm keeping a very close tolerance in that slot. The slots for the PC ties strips is a +.010". I also discovered on the first jigs I made that the rail was sitting on the jig instead of the PC tie. Very difficult to heat both up. I revised that by cutting the rail slot approximately .010" deeper so the rail sits on the PC tie not the jig. You'll need a tip the width of the PC tie to get good heat to solder the rail. Since I have a resistance soldering rig I'm going to make up a tip to solder the rails to the PC board.

Progress is going along fine on the jigs. I'm about halfway through the second side milling out the PC tie slots. Then they will all go through again and get engraved.

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Re: Handlaying Straight Track

Postby TinGoat » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:08 am

As promised, I've posted a DIY for a Resistance Soldering Rig (Cold Solder)

http://www.ttnut.com/resistance-soldering-rig-cold-solder-t2693.html
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Re: Handlaying Straight Track

Postby Bernd » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:28 pm

TinGoat wrote:As promised, I've posted a DIY for a Resistance Soldering Rig (Cold Solder)

http://www.ttnut.com/resistance-soldering-rig-cold-solder-t2693.html


Saw it. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Handlaying Straight Track

Postby areibel » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:23 am

And now there's a little finishing detail available too!
http://www.pdc.ca/rr/catalog/search/joint%20bars

Code 55 and Code 70, so not everyone has to model CWR (Continuous Welded Rail)!
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Re: Handlaying Straight Track

Postby Bernd » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:12 pm

areibel wrote:And now there's a little finishing detail available too!
http://www.pdc.ca/rr/catalog/search/joint%20bars

Code 55 and Code 70, so not everyone has to model CWR (Continuous Welded Rail)!


Remember to cut a small slot into the top of the rail to simulate a separate rail. That way you'll get the "clickity-clack" of wheels going across the joints. :wink:

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Re: Handlaying Straight Track

Postby WillYart » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:48 am

Just checking in to see how things are going; do you think you'll be marketing your jig sometime this year?
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Re: Handlaying Straight Track

Postby areibel » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:29 am

The Code 55 jigs are already available at Clover House-
http://cloverhouse.com/Store/index.php?cPath=27_83
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Re: Handlaying Straight Track

Postby Bernd » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:18 am

areibel wrote:The Code 55 jigs are already available at Clover House-
http://cloverhouse.com/Store/index.php?cPath=27_83


Yes they are. I'm also working on producing a jig for Code70 since many find that track size more compatible with European flanges. When will they be available? That's still up in the air. I'm waiting for some .070" end mills to arrive so I can manufacture the jig.

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