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Offline iamwhoiam

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Ground breaking device for track repair!
« on: April 20, 2012, 03:11:25 am »
This is ground breaking stuff for track repair:
 

Offline george graves

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Re: Ground breaking device for track repair!
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012, 04:51:25 am »
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Re: Ground breaking device for track repair!
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012, 05:19:05 am »
A picture of a jackhammer from a jackass  :P

Offline david77

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Re: Ground breaking device for track repair!
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2012, 06:30:10 am »
Come on people, don't be so grumpy  :).

This is what I call track repair:



Now, how many amps could a track like that carry?
 

Offline siliconmix

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Re: Ground breaking device for track repair!
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012, 08:02:32 am »
are all the sections physically joined.there might be a few shorts
 

Offline Rerouter

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Re: Ground breaking device for track repair!
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2012, 03:33:50 pm »
In australia the tracks are used for a negative return, and also for signalling (as the axel of the train shorts one side to another it is used to trip a relay or similar)

edit: still a dick move for a thread
 

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Re: Ground breaking device for track repair!
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 04:03:19 pm »
They are the return on mainline here in the UK overhead pick up at 11KV or so and neutral on the rail which is why they all have to be bonded.
 

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Re: Ground breaking device for track repair!
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012, 04:39:51 pm »
In all seriousness:

I use a metal engraver to cut my traces when needed.  Works well and makes a nice neat little etch.
-Time
 


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