Tuesday 20 March 2012

Installing trackside switch for points motor

Electrically operated points allow one to change their setting from a distance and on my final layout that is what will happen. The various switches will congregate on some kind of control panel which will be situated away from the layout itself.

But for now, I simply want to practise installing electrically operated points and so have located the switch  trackside.

The DPDT switch.

Located trackside.

Fairly poor diagram of the hole's outline.
The hole has to be wide enough to house the body of the switch and so I began the hole with a 3/4 inch drill. One then stops and drills the last part with a much smaller drill which allows the narrow cylinder of the switch to poke through to the surface.

View from beneath the board.

Sandy Wright

Sandy Wright is a Scottish singer-song-writer who has been on the go for ages. I only came across him last year when someone gave me a CD on which his songs are performed by a variety of British  singers who presumably esteem him greatly.

It's a really excellent album.

1. Chris Wood - Beads & Feathers
2. Inge Thomson & Martin Green - Tears of the Sun
3. Karine Polwart & Corrina Hewat - Fourteen Hands
4. Kris Drever - Steel & Stone (Black Water)
5. Eddi Reader - My Shining Star
6. Sarah McFayden - Life’s Too Short
7. Heidi Talbot - Angel of Mercy
8. Dean Owens - Can’t Win Can’t Lose
9. Gramercy Arms & Mascott - In The Summertime
10. William Douglas - Little Bird
11. Roddy Woomble, Kris Drever & The Islanders - Stoned Again
12. Lori Watson - Silver Geese
13. Boo Hewerdine - All on a Summer’s Morning
14. Michelle Burke - Hey Mama
15. Mary Cullen - MacMaster/Hay


  1. Eddie Reader always appears with Boo Hewerdine, both talented people and so are you with this project, your attention to detail is great - hopefully more to show me on 7th or Jack if he comes to you on the 1st.

  2. Hope he comes on the 1st.