Locator Multirail Classic
The Locator multirail classic is the original profile and lends itself to many applications. Most commonly used under a cornice or as a stand-alone rail (down from the ceiling line) but also used to hang and light artwork on exhibition panels.
Being part of the Locator multirail range means that the rail uses the Locator hangers as do the other picture rails in the Locator range but the addition of a concealed 12v strip that runs the length of the rail allows the user to power lights and 12v TVs.
All picture rails in the Locator multirail range use transformers that can be added anywhere along the rail that plug-in from underneath. The rails can usually be powered up to 9m depending on load (number of lights and/or screens). Transformers can be plugged into a regular wall socket or wired in by a qualified electrician to a mains switch. The transformer can be concealed in a wall or ceiling cavity, it is advised that the transformer remains accessible.
The Locator multirail classic picture rail is the smallest of the multirail profiles, measuring 28mm high and 12mm deep. The strong picture rail is supplied with three fixings per metre which is enough to fix directly into studs when installing to a plaster wall. Masonry plugs are free of charge when added to the cart and Wallmates should be used in addition to stud fixings (usually when studs are 600mm apart).
The 'Locator multirail classic' picture rail comes as standard in Powdercoated white. The picture rails use additional connectors to join them when necessary making a continuous, in-line rail. The user has the option at the time of installing the picture rail whether or not to connect the internal 12v strip to the next rail. This gives maximum flexibility when using multiple transformers. White endcaps are also available which can be added or removed when needed.
Fixings are screwed into the wall first and the Locator classic is clicked over them concealing the screw-heads at the same time. One of the favourite 'finishing touches' provided by our professional installers is to carefully fill the join between the picture rail and the ceiling, this is a great tip for self-installation too as it blends the perfectly straight aluminium picture rail with an often uneven plasterboard ceiling.