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  1. Marsh Lane

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    Hi,
    I wonder if anyone can give me some help. For a model railway project, I'm trying to acquire some perspex style push-to-make switches - in the same style as the ones pictured here (http://www.hall-royd-junction.co.uk/images/Preston_Panel_IMG_0181.JPG) but I'm drawing a blank everywhere.

    At most they only need to handle 6-12v, but ideally need to be illuminated separately to the push-button function. I can find some switches that match the latter, but they are either vastly bigger, or in a different style. Im looked through loads of catalogues and electronics sites and keep drawing a blank.

    Im hoping somebody may be able to point me in the right direction? Failing that, can anyone suggest any independently illuminated push-to-make switches that are a similar size?

    Quite happy to buy from the Far East if necessary, timescales are not an issue.

    Cheers
    Rich
     
  2. KMoffett

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    Can you indicate on the photo what "switch" you are talking about?

    Ken
     
  3. Marsh Lane

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    Hello Ken,
    Sorry, yes I should have realised it was a bit confusing, sorry. Its these...

    Preston_Panel_IMG_0181.JPG

    Edit, I'm not too concerned about the 'A' letter or the arrows, as there are always ways of adding those later.

    Cheers
    Richard
     
  4. Bluejets

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  5. Marsh Lane

    Marsh Lane

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    Hi,
    Yes there are, but they don't have the perspex stalk on the button like the ones in the picture. That's what I'm trying to find.

    Rich
     
  6. Bluejets

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    Perhaps a better photo of what you are after would help.
    What I could see was "push to make and illuminated perspex type"
     
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  7. davenn

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    agreed
     
  8. Marsh Lane

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    Hi,
    It is somewhat difficult to obtain a clear photograph of these things, given that the real life usage of these things are in a private, non-public place, and being conscious of image copyright restrictions.

    However, perhaps the two pictures on this webpage (https://www.simsig.co.uk/Wiki/Show?page=simulations:royston:roystontutor) show the buttons clearer.

    Rich
     
  9. davenn

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    well if you take the photo, then it is yours to share as you want
     
  10. KMoffett

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    Have you considering asking them about what switches thy used?

    Ken
     
  11. Marsh Lane

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    Hi Ken, I have but the company concerned is a major UK organisation employing thousands and are not particularly interested! I've tried through a couple of people that I know, but nobody seems to know what the name of switches are, having said that however, its not their actual area.

    Irv, thanks - thats something like yes, and it looks like they do a clear one. Im UK based but I'll dig deeper on that one to see if they have anything else or a UK distributor - thank you!

    Davenn - yes I agree if I take a photo I can share as I wish - the problem is I don't have any photos of this. Its a uk railway signal box, operated by a company called Network Rail, so all I can go off is images shared on the web, and those in books. If I had some close up images of my own, it would be a lot easier to describe!

    Cheers
    Rich
     
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