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Old 07-09-2017, 04:02 PM   #11
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indeed, Peco will supply new springs FOC, just send a SAE with a 76p stamp for return postage.

they have also suggested the spring may have come out of the tiebar and to ease the spring back,

last question before I break it tonight can I just ask (and excuse my lack of knowledge) is the tie bar accessed from the top or bottom side.

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Old 07-09-2017, 05:02 PM   #12
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To refit the spring you need to do so from the underside. There's a small flap that you need to lift up with the help of a small-bladed screwdriver to get at the spring. Take care it doesn't ping into oblivion!
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:29 PM   #13
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I have removed the both covers and the affected clip appears to be connected and looks the same as the other end so I can only assume the clip has lost it's tension. Can anyone pick anything from the photo. Naughty clip on the right.

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It looks to me as though the spring on the right is not properly in its slot on the point base although it's difficult to tell from the picture. Seems to be correctly slotted on the tie-bar though.

What happens when you change the point when looking from it upside down? The spring;s position on the right should be fixed and only the left side move with the tie-bar.
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thanks RFS, will take a further look tonight and report back
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Even though from what I can see the clip is correctly positioned yet it offers no resistance whatsoever.

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I would be tempted to return it back to peco they are very helpful and probably will not even make charge except postage as was said before in the thread.
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The spring at the bottom looks to be beyond the hole - has the hole enlarged or the peg of the spring broken?
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The spring at the bottom looks to be beyond the hole - has the hole enlarged or the peg of the spring broken?
Hello Mike, I think you may have the answer, 2 pics attached from the top view and it clearly does appear that the hole is enlarged on the problem side of the slip.

I have spent 2 hours tonight a**sing about trying to repair even losing the clip 4 times, eventually it decided it had enough and ping off it went again, at this 'point' I decided I had enough also. I will follow Footplate's suggestion and send it along to Peco and see if they can change the tie bar and pop in a new spring.

Having lost peripheral vision in one eye a few days before last Xmas I now tend to struggle with intricate tasks such as this. I have to use my eye glass on the left and it keeps falling out and it's also a pain not being able to use part of the layout.

Anyway thanks again all for your suggestions and i will update the thread with further info.

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Are you using an underboard point motor? If so the simple solution will be to replace that with a SEEP PM4 which has a built in latching mechanism
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