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by philsandy
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Operating two sets of points with one motor
Replies: 9
Views: 2227

Re: Operating two sets of points with one motor

Yes, Tortoise do an adaptor to do this (see link below) http://www.circuitron.com/index_files/Tortoise.htm But I read on a suppliers website that by the time you've bought the adaptor and the extra work involved in installing it, you are not saving much, and its easier if you have the room to instal...
by philsandy
Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Cutting insulating gap in turnout switch rails
Replies: 6
Views: 1732

Re: Cutting insulating gap in turnout switch rails

Thank you for all your replies. Brossard your link to Brian Lambert's site was very helpful and explains it fully. I've attached a photo of what I mean. The cut is made near the wing, between the BLUE and the RED/BLACK rails. I mistakenly said the PB strip was soldered underneath at the toe end of t...
by philsandy
Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Track/Layout Design
Topic: Cutting insulating gap in turnout switch rails
Replies: 6
Views: 1732

Cutting insulating gap in turnout switch rails

I've just watched a Right Track DVD, ”Practical Aspects of DCC” with Nigel Burkin. In the section on Improving Turnouts, to reduce the risk of short circuits when a loco travels over a point, he cuts an insulating gap with a Dremel in the switch rails, close to the frog on a Peco electrofrog point, ...

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