Train Hooks from the 1960's x507, x508 and their plates.


RE: Train Hooks from the 1960's x507, x508 and their plates.
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It's about time to finalize this chapter... and get rid of the HOLD votes, that circle around the naming of these parts.

Starting Point:
  • I am using x886 for the base of the Hook, where the hook consists of two fused parts
  • I am using the x508 to represent the parts, where hook and base are moulded as one piece.
  • All required plates (for the shortcuts) are official, they need some touch-up

There are two bases available:
  • u886a, round hole
  • u886b, rectangular hole
I constructed the corresponding hooks:
  • x508a, to fit the round hole (HOLD, because of naming)
  • x508b, to fit the rectangular hole¬†(HOLD, because of naming)
so far so good, now the collection of available hooks:
  • u886ac01, consisting of u886a and x508a (HOLD, because of Part Type)
  • u886bc01, consisting of u886b and x508b
  • x508 (single mould)
Adding the official plates, gives us several shortcuts (see the overview)

Now, let's address the "HOLD" reasons, starting with the easiest first:
  • 509c01-f1 and 509c02-f2: Just a copy paste error in the name, needs to be "Type 2" in both
  • u886ac01 and u886bc01:
    -> Part Type: An objection is that this should be a shortcut, my argument against is that these parts can only be disassembled by destroying them, so in my view this would be a part. Also concerning the rendering, there should be no gap between these parts, as they are fused together.
  • x508a, x508b and also x508, u886ac01, u886bc01:
    -> Naming: Should the "stand-alone hooks", x508a and x508b carry a different name? i.e. some "u"-name?
    should u886ac01 and u886bc01 be renamed to a x508a and x508b, i.e. that their name reflects their relationship for consistency? What would we name the hooks then? OR should x508 be renamed to u886c? 
General:
  • I would also swap the suffix -f1 and -f2 of the shortcuts in order to be aligned with the (official) magnet 4023c01 and 4023c02, where "1" is for Coupled and "2" is for Uncoupled position.
   

EDIT: added one option concerning the naming
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RE: Train Hooks from the 1960's x507, x508 and their plates. - by Gerald Lasser - 2020-02-24, 16:35

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