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centenary
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Blue Switch \ Points Machine.

Postby centenary » Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:52 pm

Watching another Larry Puckett YT vid and he's using a nifty little gadget for switching points on his UK style exhibition build. They're called Blue Switch Machines and available in the US for about $12-$15 a pop.

They dont seem to be available in the UK although I was able to find a couple of UK sellers who had but are currently out of stock. Anyone used these? Is there a similar UK styled product? Im intending using Dave Fenton's MegaPoints Controller but I thought these could be useful if I just had a couple more points to switch rather than but another MPC board.

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Re: Blue Switch \ Points Machine.

Postby RAF96 » Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:27 pm

https://ngtrains.com/shop/product/blue- ... er-5-pack/

Coastal DCC also advertising at £68 order only as required - not held in stock.
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Re: Blue Switch \ Points Machine.

Postby stuartp » Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:50 pm

Are these the ones which are not actually motors, just a fancy switch ?
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Re: Blue Switch \ Points Machine.

Postby Flashbang » Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:51 am

stuartp wrote:Are these the ones which are not actually motors, just a fancy switch ?

Yes they are indeed basically point operation and switch via a wire in tube operation.

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Re: Blue Switch \ Points Machine.

Postby Oxley » Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:00 am

I must be reading a different description. There is no motor, just a cable to operate the internal pivot and throw a switch for frog polarity etc.

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Re: Blue Switch \ Points Machine.

Postby RAF96 » Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:01 am

Scroll through the pictures in the link I gave, one of which shows the WIT arrangement.
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