Interesting set of early LGB points for sale

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Paradise

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Good find David. My trains were still small in 1970.
The bell crank is frozen on the straight route. We still don't know what the 'pimple' is. Am I now asking for too much? :giggle:
 
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PhilP

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I was twelve! :blush:
 
dunnyrail

dunnyrail

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I was 16, but my dad ran a pub, honest :)
My Dad worked in the Railway but the benefits of Cheep and Free Train Travel to a Train Spotter far outweighed the worth of a sneaky pint.
 
Rhinochugger

Rhinochugger

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Don't forget beer was 1/10d
............... and I started work as an Articled Pupil for John Laing Construction on a first year salary of £450 per anum.
 
JimmyB

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............... and I started work as an Articled Pupil for John Laing Construction on a first year salary of £450 per anum.
Second year of employment for me saw my weekly pay packet rise from £3 7s 6d to £3 15s 3d, so less than £200 per annum.
 
Software Tools

Software Tools

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These are the very earliest LGB points. A thing to watch out for with these and the slightly later version with the same short moving point blades is that they are prone to produce momentary short circuits with some locomotives at the crossing (frog), as the fixed rails are very close to each other just before the crossing V.

The later LGB R1 points with the long moving blades addressed this with a bit more insulation around the crossing area.
 
Greg Elmassian

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really? It's in the current catalog, been there as long as I can remember:

 
Gavin Sowry

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dunnyrail

dunnyrail

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really? It's in the current catalog, been there as long as I can remember:

Yes there was an even earlier version with a very strange setup using just 1 motor to move the blades. Could never understand how it worked so moved it on by flogging at a 16mm event at Peterborough some years back. Wonder if anyone on here got it?
 
SevenOfDiamonds

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Yes there was an even earlier version with a very strange setup using just 1 motor to move the blades
That was LGB 1225 which first appeared (I think) in the 1979/80 catalogue . . .

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It was superceded by 1226 (later 12660), with two standard point motors, in 1985.

With regard to "Could never understand how it worked" does this mean more to you than it does to me?

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All the best

David
 
dunnyrail

dunnyrail

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That was LGB 1225 which first appeared (I think) in the 1979/80 catalogue . . .

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It was superceded by 1226 (later 12660), with two standard point motors, in 1985.

With regard to "Could never understand how it worked" does this mean more to you than it does to me?

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All the best

David
Yup that was the one, sort of wish I had kept it would have worked well in my fiddle yard, operated by air of course. But at the time I found slips too complex, but have got the hang of them now so would have been ok. Still someone somewhere will be using it.
 
Brixham

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One good feature of the 1225 slip was that it was either 'All Straight', or 'All Curved'

Our group layout 'Dow Bridge'** has a 1226 in the fiddle yard...and you need to look at it carefully otherwise you end up where you don't want to be!

Malcolm

**PS See Dow Bridge at Reading in May
 
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Paul M

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Many clubs will not allow double slip switches on the mainline, too problematic. The curvature is a bit much also for non-R1 locos, although the 3 way switch is the king there.
Obviously causes too many slip ups
 
Greg Elmassian

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One good feature of the 1225 slip was that it was either 'All Straight', or 'All Curved'

Our group layout 'Dow Bridge'** has a 1226 in the fiddle yard...and you need to look at it carefully otherwise you end up where you don't want to be!

Malcolm

**PS See Dow Bridge at Reading in May
Yes, maybe not prototypical, but a good simplification in operation. I suspect the newer type should have the motors wired in parallel, that is what I would do.