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Offline GenDemo  
#1 Posted : 23 May 2020 06:25:18(UTC)
GenDemo

Australia   
Joined: 21/05/2020(UTC)
Posts: 21
Location: Victoria, Melbourne
Hi All

I have a Marklin 24620 - Manual Double Slip which is not switching properly.
It is a manual switch, and if you flip the level slowly, it gets stuck. Its almost like you need to switch it with 'momentum' - and even then, it doesnt always switch.
I tried looking underneath if there might be something that is bent of something of the sort... but the mechanism is covered by a pastic sheet that seems to be 'plastic welded' in. I am scared to break it. Any advise on what to do? what to check? or how to get that cover off?

~GD
Offline Martti Mäntylä  
#2 Posted : 23 May 2020 19:36:54(UTC)
Martti Mäntylä

Finland   
Joined: 15/11/2018(UTC)
Posts: 143
Location: Uusimaa, Helsinki
Hi BD, sounds like the switch has picked up some dust and/or dirt.

I have used CRC electronic cleaner with some success to unstuck such cases; others may recommend better materials.

The plastic cover can be opened to clean the parts properly, but it is the last resort - it is tricky to reassemble the thing. (I've done it, and I don't want to try again.)
- Martti M.
Era III analog & digital (Rocrail, CAN Digital Bahn, Gleisbox/MS2, K83/K84), C & M tracks, some Spur 1
Offline GenDemo  
#3 Posted : 25 May 2020 10:29:31(UTC)
GenDemo

Australia   
Joined: 21/05/2020(UTC)
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Location: Victoria, Melbourne
Originally Posted by: Martti Mäntylä Go to Quoted Post
Hi BD, sounds like the switch has picked up some dust and/or dirt.

I have used CRC electronic cleaner with some success to unstuck such cases; others may recommend better materials.

The plastic cover can be opened to clean the parts properly, but it is the last resort - it is tricky to reassemble the thing. (I've done it, and I don't want to try again.)


Thnx for your reply... how do I get the cover off though? just simply by kinda wedging it open?
Offline Martti Mäntylä  
#4 Posted : 25 May 2020 10:56:27(UTC)
Martti Mäntylä

Finland   
Joined: 15/11/2018(UTC)
Posts: 143
Location: Uusimaa, Helsinki
The cover is fixed with snap joints, so it can be removed with a bit of gentle bending. If you do it, better take a photo right away to help you reassemble the parts. Like said, not recommended unless it is the last option remaining!
- Martti M.
Era III analog & digital (Rocrail, CAN Digital Bahn, Gleisbox/MS2, K83/K84), C & M tracks, some Spur 1
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Offline GenDemo  
#5 Posted : 25 May 2020 10:57:34(UTC)
GenDemo

Australia   
Joined: 21/05/2020(UTC)
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Location: Victoria, Melbourne
Originally Posted by: Martti Mäntylä Go to Quoted Post
The cover is fixed with snap joints, so it can be removed with a bit of gentle bending. If you do it, better take a photo right away to help you reassemble the parts. Like said, not recommended unless it is the last option remaining!


Will do, thank you :)
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