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by modadmin
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: NEWSLETTERS
Topic: 2021/06/17
Replies: 0
Views: 3161

2021/06/17

MODRATEC. Get on board and join the Club! It's been quite a while, and I apologise for that. Back in November 2019, I asked for your bright ideas. Overwhelmingly, you offered support and encouragement. Many of you expressed your belief that MODRATEC should continue in some form - that it is too imp...
by modadmin
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: NEWSLETTERS
Topic: 2019/11/26
Replies: 3
Views: 19342

Hello Charles, Thank you for your support and interest. The most probable future for MODRATEC at this stage seems to be the development of a "club" like format with members supplying parts to each other as their particular abilities permit. The temporary closure of manufacturing was initia...
by modadmin
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: SigScribe4 version 1
Topic: INTERLOCKING TABLE FILE and Windows Notepad
Replies: 0
Views: 7339

INTERLOCKING TABLE FILE and Windows Notepad

People who write an ITF using Notepad on later versions of Windows may discover that when they save their file as filename.itf , it in fact appears in SigScribe4's file selection window as filename.itf.txt . This is because Notepad, on later versions of Windows, by default will save all files with ....
by modadmin
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Modratec Lever Frame Kits
Topic: FITTING STEEL BALLS AND SPRINGS
Replies: 1
Views: 22388

Here is another approach that one of our frame builders developed.

http://MODRATEC.com/images/FittingBalls.pdf
by modadmin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Modratec Lever Frame Kits
Topic: PRICE INCREASE
Replies: 0
Views: 7222

PRICE INCREASE

We've had to increase some prices. This is partly catching up with inflation since our last price update many years ago, and partly because we are now having to outsource some of our manufacturing. However, we are also intending in the near future to offer the opportunity for individual customers to...
by modadmin
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: NEWSLETTERS
Topic: 2019/11/26
Replies: 3
Views: 19342

2019/11/26

Dear MODRATEC Shop Newsletter Subscriber, MODRATEC NEEDS YOUR BRIGHT IDEAS! The bottom line is that I have made the decision that MODRATEC cannot continue as it is. I am finding that the stress of trying to keep on top of the manufacturing side of the business is threatening my health. You may not r...
by modadmin
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Modratec Lever Frame Kits
Topic: Controlling Colour Light Signals & Point Motors.
Replies: 9
Views: 33651

Matt, Please refer to this section in the MODRATEC Shop: https://MODRATEC.com/cart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2 A wire is directed through a tube directly from a lever to one or more points. At the points, a simple slipping-clutch mechanism joins the wire to the points such that the points ...
by modadmin
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Please check frequently
Topic: TEMPORARY CLOSE OF MANUFACTURE
Replies: 1
Views: 19401

We are back in production. Please note that there may be some delays on some products as we need to rebuild our standard inventory of parts and are committed to a number of back orders. Also, please note our new address: MODRATEC PO Box 98 GLASS HOUSE MOUNTAINS QLD 4075 Our phone numbers remains: (0...
by modadmin
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Modratec Lever Frame Kits
Topic: Three aspect colour lights and single throw switches
Replies: 3
Views: 27160

by modadmin
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Modratec Lever Frame Kits
Topic: Controlling Colour Light Signals & Point Motors.
Replies: 9
Views: 33651

Our auxiliary switch units not have a high enough current rating to route current directly to solenoids. However, you could interpose relays to switch the coil current if you wanted to go that way. Each of the 6 channels of our Point Motor Pulser can almost certainly operate a pair of point motors -...
by modadmin
Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Modratec Lever Frame Kits
Topic: Controlling Colour Light Signals & Point Motors.
Replies: 9
Views: 33651

The main issue with double-solenoid point motors is that they are high current devices that require just a short pulse of high current to make them operate. They cannot be powered continuously as they will very quickly burn out. In order to operate these from a simple lever, one option is "pass...
by modadmin
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Modratec Lever Frame Kits
Topic: Controlling Colour Light Signals & Point Motors.
Replies: 9
Views: 33651

To detect the presence of a train, there are circuits available for this. I would suggest looking at the offerings at MERG. http://merg.org.uk
by modadmin
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Modratec Lever Frame Kits
Topic: Controlling Colour Light Signals & Point Motors.
Replies: 9
Views: 33651

Hello Matt, To operate double-solenoid point motors from a lever, look at our Point Motor Pulser units: https://MODRATEC.com/cart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=26 When it comes to 3-aspect signals, you need to decide the conditions under which the signal will show either yellow or green. When ...
by modadmin
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: NEWSLETTERS
Topic: 2016/11/24
Replies: 0
Views: 15642

2016/11/24

Dear Subscriber, In our last update, I mentioned an A-frame desk calendar for 2017. We have now received those from the printer and we are delighted with the result. Please visit our online shop to see a photo of the calendar. We are offering these for the cost of P&P only. https://MODRATEC.com/...
by modadmin
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Please check frequently
Topic: Signalling Calendar 2107
Replies: 0
Views: 12827

Signalling Calendar 2107

Because of our relocation, we have not had time to produce a full-blown wall calendar for 2017. As an alternative though, we have produced a simple A-frame desk calendar with two evocative railway scenes featuring ever-popular semaphore signals. These are now available for the cost of P&P only: ...