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Having bought a point to study the issue, l did this to remove any displacement. 15675493777654123720241075028767.jpg    
It is a simple staple-shaped swing-link, bent using the DCCconcepts' handrail jig.
It fits in the tang slot of the spring retainer and the tie-bar, thus ideal for surface-mount motors.
It is retained by superglue placed with a pin. Once set, manipulation frees the glue, which will have flowed and effectively enlarged the end of the swing-link.
A couple of advantages are simplicity and the ability to retrofit on a laid and ballasted unit.
Just my 2-penn'orth.
Pete

Nice one

Regards

J
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AHJAY
A very good idea Pete. I wish I had thought of it!!!

Simple and unobtrusive.... and it also allows the very slight "rocking action" of the tie bar to happen without adding stress anywhere.

Its also doable if you choose to remove the ugly Peco "motor mount" sleepers needing only a small drill and an appropriate 'Staple" bent from wire.

10/10 for a simple, easy to do and elegant solution. Thank you.

Ahjay
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JonD
What wire did you use,  Mr Rusty?
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Mister Rusty
Ahjay,
I am humbled by your post.
Thank you.
Jon,
A staple off the carpet
We must recycle to save the planet, so we are told.

Now l know it works, l will use handrail wire for obvious reasons.
Using the DCCconcepts handrail bending jig makes the job not only a piece of **** but also means fine adjustment can be made from2mm to 165mm with most increments within.
I bent one that looked about right,  then decided tighter would be better and bent another.
How easy?
Job done within 10 minutes, including dismantling.
The superglue took longer to dry than making the parts. The glue carries out 2 duties, one holding the staple in, the other, it takes up the slack.
The glue genuinely does NOT cause any issue if used very sparingly, as l did, using a pin to decant into the pivots. I had no leak through to the work surface.
Once set, cycle the point and the glue releases from the sleeper, causing no further load to the mechanism. It will however take out all backlash if done correctly.
Hope it helps.



 

Their jig is brilliant.
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Bunkerbarge
I think its a cracking idea and one of the neatest solutions I have seen.  Time to set one up on a test rig with a Cobalt SS attached to it to see how it fares.
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Mister Rusty
Bunkerbarge wrote:
I think its a cracking idea and one of the neatest solutions I have seen.  Time to set one up on a test rig with a Cobalt SS attached to it to see how it fares.

In the post tomorrow 😉
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