Point and Signal Rodding

DafyddElvy

1:22.5 Trams, Early Trams, NG Steam Railways
10 Feb 2021
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Only just seen this. I use only rodding for points -no motors. The rodding is 1.6mm welding rod, with lengths joined using the little 2-screw blocks from the small 'chocolate block' electrical connectors, and bell cranks cut from brass sheet. It all works well, but needs oiling regularly. The longest run is about five metres. The rods rust eventually, but it is easy to swap in a new one.
Could you share some photos of your set up, it would be interesting to see, thanks.

David
 

Northsider

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Could you share some photos of your set up, it would be interesting to see, thanks.

David
I knew when I posted this I'd get asked for photos! Give me a few days: I may have to take some...