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!
Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
MY KIND OF POST—HOPING MY OWN TRACKWORK WON’T FOUL UP MY POINTS!
Thanks for the reblogs and the likes. Hope your trackwork is perfect!
LikeLiked by 1 person
WELL…HARDLY! Have to find one of those magnifying glasses on a stand…and clean the tip of thar soldering iron! Diesel models handle the bumps and gaps better than steamer pilot wheels! 😀