Point ridding

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Dgp1957
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Point ridding

Post by Dgp1957 »

Hi could I use the Wills point rodding kit for my layout, or is it too modern?
Steve Parsons
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Re: Point ridding

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I believe the rodding in the wills kit is square section rodding but I think at the time the Caley rodding was round in profile but other than that I don't know if other elements of the Wills kit can be used. There should be far more knowledgeable people on here than me who could give a better answer than me.

Steve
jimwatt2mm
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Re: Point ridding

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According to 'The Book' (CR Signalling Bible?) round rodding continued in use on the CR up to the grouping with inverted channel rodding (which looked the same from above) not coming into use until the late 1920's and then only for new schemes. Remember too that in CR days all cranks etc were boxed over (chapter 6.3, p149), so there is no need to model cranks etc. (unless, of course you want to make the tops of the boxes hinged as per prototype so that you can open them up to reveal the cranks.)

So, essentially all you need to model CR point rodding are the stools and some scale 1¼" wire.

Jim W
Dgp1957
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Re: Point ridding

Post by Dgp1957 »

Thanks Jim, what are the stools, sorry totally ignorant as usual.
I have the caley signalling book, will have a wee look through it.
jimwatt2mm
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Re: Point ridding

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The rollers and their supports on which the rodding ran. See p138/9.

Jim W
Dave John
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Re: Point ridding

Post by Dave John »

I used the rodding and stools from MSE

some pics here:

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... d-rodding/

Not perfect , but it uses the correct 0.4 mm round bar. I glued a bit of round styrene onto the top of each stool to represent the top roller.
Alan K
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Re: Point ridding

Post by Alan K »

This has come up before. It took me a while to find, but I posted this:-

http://www.crassoc.org.uk/forum/viewtop ... t=38#p1709

Alan
Dgp1957
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Re: Point ridding

Post by Dgp1957 »

Thanks for the info guys.
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