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Dan Griffin

'New' peco electrofrog point problems

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I have recently relaid my layout with brand new peco electrofrog points. Upon testing the layiut i have found a couple of derailment issues. Further investigation i found that the switch blade on two of the points are higher than the stock rail, by about a mm. This was causing wheels to ride up and derail. The points are laid on a flat baseboard and there are no issues with any other new points. Not qood build quality on brand new points.

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I've also noticed this problem although it affected only 1 point and I've bought several over the last few years. I found it possible to push the switch blade down and it clicked into place. However, it soon returned to it's original position.

 

I first noticed the problem when stock lurched upwards passing through the point, luckily no derailments occured.

 

I've since bought 3 more (all medium radius electrofrog) and they are all fine.

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I've returned a couple of turnouts to Peco over the years and they have repaired them, no cost.  Great service and I live in the US.

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Same here when I tried to re-use several double-slips purchased many years ago.  Peco repaired all of them with new blades and tie-bars free of charge.

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