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Aug 13, 2017 07:35:07   #
walsie
 
I bought a couple of extension rails from China on eBay only to find that the machine only has one hole on either end of the machine. When I searched for a kit to fix onto the machine to take the second bar, I found one extension rail set being sold with a kit on eBay, US but I can't find the kit being sold alone. I live in England, can anyone advise where I can buy the kit alone, the rails have already cost enough so I don't want to buy the whole set which is quite expensive and the postage is high from USA to England.
Thank you.
 
Aug 13, 2017 07:39:21   #
aprilla (a regular here)
 
Have you contacted where you got the rails from? They might understand and be able to supply the kit part, worth a try while you explore other options.

eta: what about getting a photo of the kit and bringing it to a hardware shop, those parts might be got... I'd bring one of the rails too, for sizing.
Aug 13, 2017 07:55:27   #
walsie
 
Yes, I contacted the seller and they offered me a partial refund, they didn't know about the kit.

I will try your suggestion but I live on an island so buying on line is usually an easier option.

Thank you for your answer.
Aug 13, 2017 13:10:28   #
aprilla (a regular here)
 
I had another thought.. are you on Ravelry? There are machine knitting groups there, maybe someone there could help.
http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/machine-knitting/topics
Aug 13, 2017 13:22:42   #
walsie
 
Just bought the kit on eBay, so thank you for all your help.
Aug 14, 2017 07:15:36   #
stitchnine (a regular here)
 
Since the 260 does not have a lace carriage, I am curious about what you will use these rails for.
 
Aug 14, 2017 08:29:49   #
Azzara (a regular here)
 
stitchnine wrote:
Since the 260 does not have a lace carriage, I am curious about what you will use these rails for.

To park the carriage, in pattern, without fully removing it from the bed, when hand manipulating stitch patterns on a full bed or when using a garter bar with both sections of the bar, to name a few uses.
Aug 14, 2017 08:48:08   #
stitchnine (a regular here)
 
Aha! Are these the same size rails used on the standard gauge machine?
Aug 14, 2017 14:46:32   #
30Knitter (a regular here)
 
stitchnine wrote:
Aha! Are these the same size rails used on the standard gauge machine?


No, the bulky rails are wider to accommodate the bulky carriage. Just make sure when you buy the rails you get the kit with them.
Aug 14, 2017 15:20:44   #
mhammett
 
The Brother 260 Bulky machine doesn't have rails. Only the standard machines came with rails.
If someone told you that the bulky had rails they were misinformed.
Aug 14, 2017 17:22:20   #
Azzara (a regular here)
 
mhammett wrote:
The Brother 260 Bulky machine doesn't have rails. Only the standard machines came with rails.
If someone told you that the bulky had rails they were misinformed.

Rails for the Bulky machine are purchased separately, as an extra and she knows that. They are available, to purchase from several sources.
I have a set installed on my Brother 260 right now.
 
Aug 14, 2017 23:47:15   #
sage'smom
 
My machine a 260 brothers came with the rails I use them all the time when knitting Afghans they are a God send you park your carriage to manipulate stitches
Aug 15, 2017 10:11:18   #
jaysclark (a regular here)
 
mhammett wrote:
The Brother 260 Bulky machine doesn't have rails. Only the standard machines came with rails.
If someone told you that the bulky had rails they were misinformed.


I have rails for mine. They are needed when using the motor
Aug 15, 2017 10:19:01   #
Azzara (a regular here)
 
jaysclark wrote:
I have rails for mine. They are needed when using the motor

Which motor are you using with the 260?
 
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