Unofficial File parts/950b.dat
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File Header:
0 ~Train Track  4.5V Point Type 2 Left Switch Rails (Needs Work)
0 Name: 950b.dat
0 Author: Steffen [Steffen]
0 !LDRAW_ORG Unofficial_Part
0 !LICENSE Redistributable under CCAL version 2.0 : see CAreadme.txt

0 BFC CERTIFY CCW

0 // NEEDS WORK: This file is a mockup only.
0 //             It "fakes" the real part by simply substituting with the ...a variant.

Status:
2 'hold' votes. (HHX)
Size: 412 bytes
Reviewers' certifications:
Philo=hold
Steffen=hold
mikeheide=novote
Required (unofficial) subfiles:
(none)
Related (unofficial) subfiles:
Train Track 4.5V Point Type 2 Tapered Left (Straight)
Status: 1 subfile isn't certified. (CCSX)
Train Track 4.5V Point Type 2 Tapered Left (Branching)
Status: 1 subfile isn't certified. (CSX)
Train Track 4.5V Point Type 2 Slotted Left (Straight)
Status: 1 subfile isn't certified. (CCSX)
Train Track 4.5V Point Type 2 Slotted Left (Branching)
Status: 1 subfile isn't certified. (CSX)
File reviews and updates:
At Sat Jun 25 10:05:08 2011, the file was initially submitted.
Submitted by: Steffen
Comments:
mockup

At Sat Jun 25 10:05:09 2011, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Steffen
Certification: hold
Comments:
mockup.
I do not have detailled information how this part differs from the ...a variant. Alex Taylor (anathema) maybe has.

At Sat Jun 25 11:35:02 2011, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: anathema
Certification: hold
Comments:
The differences are primarily that the rails pivot around a different point: the 'a' type pivots around the centre of the large disc and the 'b' type pivots around a small pin on the underside of the tab sticking out of that disc. There are also some small changes to the shape of the part to compensate for this.

All I've done so far is to move the pivot point, so I don't want to upload it here. If someone who has this part wants to work on it, I've uploaded the subpart to www.nightshade.org.uk/950bs01.dat
At Sat Jun 25 16:00:08 2011, a new version of the file was submitted.
Submitted by: Steffen
Comments:
As requested by Mike, added a space before the 4.5 in title.
To make that possible, I had to rename the assemblies of this part
from "(Complete Assembly)" to "(Complete)". As that's still descriptive enough, I find this no loss.

Existing certification-votes were deleted.
At Sat Jun 25 16:15:04 2011, a new version of the file was submitted.
Submitted by: Steffen
Comments:
added "Needs Work" to title to be able to release this

At Sat Jun 25 19:35:07 2011, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: mikeheide
Certification: certify
No comments were posted with this review.

At Tue Jul 5 07:45:05 2011, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Philo
Certification: hold
Comments:
I don't think it would be a good idea to release this part since its present origin is non-functionnal. I'd suggest to keep the wrong shape with a needs work but at least move the origin as suggested by Alex. I don't care much for origin when it's a non functionnal one, but here it's much more significant...

At Tue Jul 5 08:05:04 2011, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Steffen
Certification: hold
Comments:
Philo is right.
I missed Alex' point about the origin.
Need to place the origin of this file at the proper location.

At Sun Jul 10 01:05:03 2011, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Steffen
Certification: hold
Comments:
I just looked at your link above.
Indeed it has an offset of 19/0/9 to this.
However, even when I use that part and put it properly
with that offset into e.g. x948cc01.dat, then
the bottomside pin of that part does not fit well
into the hole of x952b.dat.
They are slightly misaligned.
As I do not possess this part or have a scan of it,
I cannot continue placing the origin at the proper
rotation point. Can anybody else? does anybody
have a scan of the underside of this part?

At Sun Jul 10 01:10:02 2011, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: Steffen
Certification: hold
Comments:
note that it's not necessary immediately to make this part
perfect. we can release it as a mockup with a needs work in the
title imho.
the only thing we currently need to find out is the exact position
of the underside pin about which this part rotates.
that pin is the critical difference to 950a, which rotates
about a different point.
the minimum repairs we need to apply to this file before release thus are:
- add the bottom pin at the exact position
- relocate the origin of this file to the center of that pin
- adjust the parent parts to the origin change

At Sun Mar 10 20:10:07 2013, the following review was posted:

Reviewer: mikeheide
Certification: novote
Comments:
Please name some sets where this part should have been shipped with. By this we can have a look into our inventory.