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Old 12-07-2018, 10:11 AM   #11
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Fair enough Brian yes you did only say you had read about it. Sorry about any misunderstanding Brian
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Old 12-07-2018, 03:39 PM   #12
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I have slightly shortened one of the exits from a Peco point to fit a particular location, but I've never tried to bend one.
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Well, this may sound bizarre but I do have a Peco Streamline code 100 medium radius RH turnout of which the "straight" side has a definite curve to the left. I could, of course, try to find a location somewhere on the layout to apply it unaltered but I thought I'd try to straighten it. This worked a bit but I didn't want to overdo it because I was afraid of breaking the chairs. Also, it crept back somewhat to its original deformed state. One alternative would be to force it into line (no pun intended) with pins, or I could try to sell it (any offers?). Having said that, I have a stock of Streamline points laid in for when I start laying the track and who knows how many more I'll find?

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Well, this may sound bizarre but I do have a Peco Streamline code 100 medium radius RH turnout of which the "straight" side has a definite curve to the left. I could, of course, try to find a location somewhere on the layout to apply it unaltered but I thought I'd try to straighten it. This worked a bit but I didn't want to overdo it because I was afraid of breaking the chairs. Also, it crept back somewhat to its original deformed state. One alternative would be to force it into line (no pun intended) with pins, or I could try to sell it (any offers?). Having said that, I have a stock of Streamline points laid in for when I start laying the track and who knows how many more I'll find?

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are you sure it's not an SL-86 or SL-87 Curved Double Radius Point?
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:51 PM   #15
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If itís a right hand and curves to the left it could be a 'Y'.
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Yes, I have done it on occasions myself. It does work well as long as one doesn't do anything stupid and doesn't expect miracles. I didnt do anything with the webbing though, and I did use a large point rather then a short point.
I've also made my own points. They started off as Peco set track points which I re-sleepered, and while I was at it I made some more points myself... And an almost square diamond crossing all using Peco code 100 rails.

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Oh, no, dtb, it's definitely a medium-radius RH turnout.
Oh, no, Walkingthedog, it's definitely a medium-radius RH turnout.
I'm sure I'll find a use for it.

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Bending a peco point. Well To be honest and with the greatest respect. I have never heard anything as stupid in my life. Peco and a few other companies have spent the last 40 years developing a range of point and track systems which enable modellers to build model railways in their homes and every now and then some body comes along and say how to bend a point . If you want to bent a point why dont you make your own points from scratch. Then you will not need to bend them.
Far as I am concerned the question is ridiculous. Sorry chaps. why should you need to. Why can you not design your model railway so it fits the space you have in the first place in the first place. There are all sorts of railway planning programming programs to help you do it. There are pieces of paper you can plan them on and still you get one or two who want to bend a Peco point which has been made to very high standard of quality. I am lost for words.
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Sorry John but I think youíll find it is more common than you or I think. I have found several bits about it on line. Each to their own I guess. Most things can be adjusted a bit with a club hammer.
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Leave the points alone. I would be almost certain that bending them will lead to unreliable operation and derailments. If your layout needs a bespoke approach then use standard points and flexi track to make the adjustments.

Bending points sounds bonkers to me and should never need to be done.
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