Dodgy Electrics Solved


Steve's Narrow Gauge Adventure

I’ve discovered why one of the point blades wasn’t getting any electricity.

Between the closure rails and the point blades there is a small pivot. This allows the point blades to move and, because I’ve connected power to the frog, it carries the current to the point blade.

I cleaned away the clay and paint that I’d applied around it, pressed the contacts firmly back in place and the current to the point blade was restored.

Phew, I was worried that I would have to dig out the point and replace it. I am very pleased that the solution was a simple one.

In future I will be more carefully when I’m ‘splashing about’ with clay and paint!

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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