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What is Mercontrol?

Mercontrol is a mechanical system for operating points and signals in most scales and gauges. Simple to connect, points and signals
are operated like the prototype used to be.
The system consists of a leverframe or a universal point lever to provide the throw.  This is transmitted by a fine steel wire passing
through a small bore copper tube to the point or signal.  Changes in direction are achieved by bending the wire and tube or by using
an angle crank.  Radiuses down to 2 inches (approx. 50mm.) are possible provided the tube is bent with the wire inserted.  Never try
to bend the tube without the wire inserted as this will distort the tube.

Please note this information was listed when we had the copper tube in stock, you may be able to go to a tighter radius using the
PTFE flexi Tube. Please ensure that you do not "pinch" the flexi tube as this will stop the operation of the wire.

The system requires no electric or electronic components, is robust and reliable, is suitable for use indoors and outdoors*, can be
linked to micro-switches if required to operate electrical circuits and has been proven by constant use and development. 

* Out of doors the wire in tube requires protection from penetration of water.
 

Mercontrol

1001 Universal Point Lever (UPL)

1001 Universal Point Lever (UPL)

£5.75

Single non-locking lever with a variable throw of up to 4.75mm. (3/16th. inch) Can be used singly or grouped together. Fix with pins or small screws through grooves at each end. Be generous, ensure a firm seating.

1001D UPL Twin Pack

1001D UPL Twin Pack

£7.75

Information same as 1001

1001T UPL Triple Pack

1001T UPL Triple Pack

£10.50

Information same as 1001

1001F UPL Four Pack

1001F UPL Four Pack

£13.75

Information same as 1001

1002 Angle Cranks

1002 Angle Cranks

£6.25

brass crank on a cast base Use these :- for sharp changes of direction, where space is limited, to link several features to one lever, to increase or decrease the throw. In normal use the wire in and wire out connect to the two inner or two outer holes. To increase the throw connect the wire in to the inner hole of one arm and the wire out to the outer hole of the other arm. To decrease the throw connect in reverse. If it is required to increase or decrease the throw on a straight run connect one wire to the inner hole and the other wire to the outer hole on the same arm. Pack of 6 including fixing pins

1004 Steel Wire

1004 Steel Wire

£5.25

approx. 3048mm - 10 foot coil

1005 Omega Wires

1005 Omega Wires

£5.25

Pack of 6 These take up any overthrow in the motion. They attach to a leverframe with the loop standing vertically. They attach to a UPL with the loop horizontal.

1006 Wire Snaps

1006 Wire Snaps

£5.25

Pack of 6 Use to connect Omega wires to the control wire. Insert wires into slots as shown in drawing and push top onto main body. Gently rivet over the the pins to prevent top working loose. Adhesive can be used if prefered. DO NOT SOLDER top on as this could damage the snap and / or prevent removal of the top if required.

1007 Steel Pins

1007 Steel Pins

£3.35

13mm length

THE LEVERFRAME

This has built-in positive locking. It is made of castings plugged together and secured with a brass rod and nuts.
Levers pivoy on this rod, pass through the top plate at an angle and are held under pressure in the guide slots.
Gentle finger pressure against this spring lifts a lever out of the recess at each end of the guide slots and move it to the alternative setting where it is
again locked.

Throw of lever - 4.75mm, 6.3mm, 8mm.

Dimensions.
Height over levers
Height of top plate  
Width                               
Length (4-way - 1008)
Length (6-way - 1009)
Length (8-way - 1010)
63mm
37mm
37mm
38mm
50mm
65mm

Fixing.
Use No. 2 screws through the feet, the length to suit your baseboard. Be generous - this is a working unit! Ensure a firm level seating.
1008 4 way Leverframe

1008 4 way Leverframe

£13.25

1009 6 way Leverframe

1009 6 way Leverframe

£17.25

1010 8 way Leverframe

1010 8 way Leverframe

£20.25

1011 Large Angle Cranks

1011 Large Angle Cranks

£5.75

pack of 10 no bases Length of arms - 18mm. Etched Brass

1012 Vertical Angle Cranks

1012 Vertical Angle Cranks

£6.25

pack of 6 Use to turn motion from horizontal, through 90 degrees to a vertical motion

1013 Couplers

1013 Couplers

£4.20

etched brass pack of 10 Designed to connect a universal point lever to the 'pip' on a Peco point tie-bar. If the lever is positioned next to a Peco point, solder or glue the small end to the lever slidebar and drop the large end over the 'pip'.

1015 PTFE Flexi Tube

1015 PTFE Flexi Tube

£7.75

approx. 3m coil This microbore tube is approximately 1 mm in outside diameter and uses the steel wire (1004) An economical substitute for the copper tube. Can be used above or below the baseboard and in situations where more flexibility is required.

1016 Mercontrol Starter Pack

1016 Mercontrol Starter Pack

£11.25

Contains 1 x UPL, 2 x Angle Cranks (with pins) 3ft approx. of Steel wire & 3ft approx. PTFE Flexi Tube