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I Need Info on Point Rodding

Barry W used the ASK A QUESTION link to submit this query:

“I am considering adding point rodding to my train layout after reading a little about it, but I don’t know where to source the right product? Thanks in anticipation.”

6 Responses to I Need Info on Point Rodding

  • David Stokessays:

    DCC Concepts, an Aussie company now based in the UK for working rodding, or Wills for cosmetic rodding

  • Kevin Chingsays:

    Hi, Barry, I live in New Zealand and I made some rodding for a layout that some kids were building at our club. I used micro servo arms for the quadrants and piano wire for the rods. After a lot of fiddling and fine-tuning, I managed to get them to work really well. would I do it again, well no I would rather put in slow motion servo driven point motors.

  • Donsays:

    Be very careful of DCC Concepts.

    • David Stokessays:

      Don – Please be more specific. DCC Concepts has a strong reputation for the quality of its products and very good reputation regarding customer service in the UK and Australia. I have no connection which DCC Concepts so no axe to grind.

  • chris lesebergsays:

    Hi there
    I’m a little in the dark here when you talk about “point ridding”. I’ve never heard of it. What is this concept?

    • Sheldon Clarksays:

      It’s a series of round or square section rods that run along the trackside, connecting the switch blades of points (turnouts) to the signaller’s frame in a mechanical signal box. They were largely dispensed with when electric & electro-pneumatic point motors were invented. You can buy cosmetic or functional models in 00 scale; some people build their own from scratch in various scales.

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