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Shopping sources?
« on: March 06, 2008, 09:08:56 PM »
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Where on the internet will I be able to get I get slide switches and steel wire for the actuation of turnouts (with included frog polarization)?
The switches should be industry spec. - had some nice surprises already with Radio Shack style quality.

TIA

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Re: Shopping sources?
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008, 09:36:08 PM »
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Wire from a hardware store, switches from Mouser or Digi-Key
mouser.com
google Digi-Key.
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Mairi Dulaney, RHCE
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Re: Shopping sources?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008, 10:24:43 PM »
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Get your wire from any model R/C store.

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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008, 10:33:10 PM »
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Get your wire from any model R/C store.
On Saipan??

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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2008, 10:57:41 PM »
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Well, we had one here ... but that closed somewhen around 1997 or so. Interestly, this is the same year our "economy" faltered.... :-\

Thanks for the tips so far.

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Re: Shopping sources?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2008, 11:21:54 PM »
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Get your wire from any model R/C store.
On Saipan??

Sorry- Didn't realise he came from there!

next time I'll be sure to check with my crystal ball!
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Re: Shopping sources?
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2008, 11:34:22 PM »
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I'm impressed already that at least some folks know where "America's best hidden treasure" is  ;)

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Re: Shopping sources?
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2008, 11:35:31 PM »
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I'm impressed already that at least some folks know where "America's best hidden treasure" is  ;)

Great if your from the US!

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Re: Shopping sources?
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2008, 09:07:46 AM »
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Look for a local electronics surplus store in your area.   I found my slide switches for .25 a piece.

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Re: Shopping sources?
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2008, 08:05:31 PM »
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I'm impressed already that at least some folks know where "America's best hidden treasure" is  ;)

Great if your from the US!

Actually no, but married to an American. Does that count?  ;)