About a year ago I posted a thread re this accessory which needed a lot of TLC to make operable.
The most functional of the problems was the condition of the solenoid coil...
...clearly having most of its original coils missing. I experimented adding additional coils of the #28awg enameled wire, but could never achieve success.
Fast forward... We came across another #80 semaphore with an intact coil...
I can simply swap this part to (hopefully) make the original otherwise-restored semaphore to functionality. Of course, that still leaves the second semaphore DOA.
Rather, my question du jour is...What do I need...material and measurements...to replicate the solenoid having the complete one in hand?
I measured the resistance of the coil...about 6.7 ohms. But, how does that relate to how many windings I should apply?
I notice, also, that the intact solenoid has a paper layer between each layer of windings. What is this paper? Special or fairly common? Where to find?
Of course, I can make some dimensional measurements for comparison of the parts in hand, but I'm not sure whether that's really useful in determining the number of windings.
I know, I know...Make the swap. Get one good functional, cosmetically decent semaphore. Sell the other for 'parts'.
I may end up doing that. But for now, call it...'scratching the itch'.
Any help greatly appreciated.