Electrofrog Points

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Electrofrog Points

Postby Rich123 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:59 pm

Having nearly completed my current layout I'm starting to draw up plans for a small(ish) portable one. This time I will use Peco electrofrog points. Also, I plan to stick to analogue as some of my locos aren't wired to accept DCC. Can anyone suggest a book or website that will give very simple advice on how to wire the points and layout - and I do mean very simple as my knowledge of electronics etc is very limited. I have some of the Peco "Shows You How To" booklets but I would like to have something that is all in one place or book.

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Re: Electrofrog Points

Postby Roger (RJ) » Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:04 pm

Just about everything electrical is covered on Brian Lambert's site, https://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/Electrical_Page_2.html Though it might not be quite as simple as you would like.

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Re: Electrofrog Points

Postby Brian2 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:19 am

Of course you could use the new 75 Code Bullhead Unifrog from Peco. No wiring apart from feeds and the odd isolation switch.

Even a Hornby Pug has little difficulty travelling over these points at quite low speeds......and they look good :)

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Re: Electrofrog Points

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:00 pm

The sooner Peco go over to Unifrog for all the better. Lets hope we don't have to wait as long as we did to get Electrofrog.
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Re: Electrofrog Points

Postby alex3410 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:56 am

My biggest bit of advice is to buy a point to play with, it really helped me to get my head around them

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Re: Electrofrog Points

Postby Hymirl » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:18 pm

Bufferstop wrote:The sooner Peco go over to Unifrog for all the better. Lets hope we don't have to wait as long as we did to get Electrofrog.


These seem quite exciting. Why are we not talking more about this!

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Re: Electrofrog Points

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:04 pm

ATM they are only on a small fraction of Peco's ranges. They have said they'll appear on new introductions and retoolings. Dialogue with Peco, as distinct from the Railway Modeller tends to be a bit restricted, but they set their own agenda, and looking at their progress over the years you have to admit that they are getting it right for themselves.
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Re: Electrofrog Points

Postby gppsoftware » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:57 am

Rich123 wrote:...Can anyone suggest a book or website that will give very simple advice on how to wire the points and layout - and I do mean very simple as my knowledge of electronics etc is very limited. I have some of the Peco "Shows You How To" booklets but I would like to have something that is all in one place or book.


Please see http://www.mrol.com.au/Pages/Vu/LiveFrogWiring

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Re: Electrofrog Points

Postby Flashbang » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:56 am

Rich123 wrote:<SNIP>Can anyone suggest a book or website that will give very simple advice on how to wire the points and layout - and I do mean very simple as my knowledge of electronics etc is very limited. I have some of the Peco "Shows You How To" booklets but I would like to have something that is all in one place or book.


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