MY KIND OF POST—HOPING MY OWN TRACKWORK WON’T FOUL UP MY POINTS!
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!