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I picked up a copy of the Peco News Spring Report 2019 from Hatton's last Saturday and saw an interesting new design of turnout motor inside on page 3. Looks like an interesting concept.

Cheers Paul

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I'm looking forward to the surface mounted version, pl-1006. The latest Model Rail (No.259) gives a brief run down on the item.

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How does it work differently from the existing point motor?

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2 minutes ago, Colin_McLeod said:

How does it work differently from the existing point motor?

it comes with a hole drilling template - the underboard fixings are screwed in place, the point motor positioned under the board with the drive rod through the tie bar of the point and then twist locked in place on the underboard fixings

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6 hours ago, Butler Henderson said:

Can understand the below board version but what benefits does it offer above board?

Saves bending underneath the boards, if the design is good it can be camouflaged to fit in, not to mention if the motor is connected to the point via rodding, then it is almost protoypical. Incidentally, DCC Concepts do a prototypical point motor and rodding, though I have yet to test this one out.

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2 hours ago, Francis deWeck said:

Saves bending underneath the boards, if the design is good it can be camouflaged to fit in, not to mention if the motor is connected to the point via rodding, then it is almost protoypical. Incidentally, DCC Concepts do a prototypical point motor and rodding, though I have yet to test this one out.

What I meant was what benefits does a twist lock point motor offer above board?

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14 hours ago, Butler Henderson said:

What I meant was what benefits does a twist lock point motor offer above board?

 

That it actually twists and locks in place?

Apparently there's no need for difficult installation/lining up and should make replacement easy and quick. Other than that there's not a lot of info from Peco - I didn't notice anything on their website or current RM (although there was a page in the March issue (which featured a pre-production item).

 

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58 minutes ago, grahame said:

 

That it actually twists and locks in place?

You still have to accurately fix the fixings in place so seemingly more difficult than using PL-11

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1 hour ago, Butler Henderson said:

You still have to accurately fix the fixings in place so seemingly more difficult than using PL-11

 

It doesn't look any more difficult (although that it to be tested/confirmed) but once in place it should be a lot easier to change a failed one.

 

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There is no information about polarity the frog of the turnout.

I use Tortoise motor and there is two switchable contacts.

Or did i missed something about Peco new turnout motor? :locomotive:

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On 16/03/2019 at 18:39, Anders63 said:

There is no information about polarity the frog of the turnout.

I use Tortoise motor and there is two switchable contacts.

Or did i missed something about Peco new turnout motor? https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_locomotive.gif

I seem to remember there's 2 versions--one suitable for a microswitch to be fitted and one with one already installed.

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