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Old 01-07-2018, 08:07 PM   #1
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are the geometries the same for both types of Hornby points and are the location of the bars to operate the point in the same position or do I have to move point motors change track leading to points
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Hornby don’t make electrofrog points.

Peco electrofrog are only available with streamline points not the setrack versions.
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Hornby donít make electrofrog points.
thanks just found that out when pricing them
am I right to think peco don't do an equivalent in electrofrog either and would have to get the streamline and change a lot of other track pieces
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Assuming you want to swap Hornby insulfrog points for Peco electrofrog, I think you will find the geometry is different. They also tend to be longer. I stand to be corrected though.
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the other problem is they are curved points so the angle is different as well
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Do you mean your Hornby points are curved. Peco points come as straight and curved.
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Do you mean your Hornby points are curved. Peco points come as straight and curved.
yes the point I want to change are curved Hornby think I may run out of space if I swop to the peco need to change 2 and the board is 4 foot wide and track just fits now
think I will have to look at y points or just standard point and change that end of the layout

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Hi terry.j - Why don't you go onto the Peco site and print out the full size templates of their points and see what works? BB
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The Peco Streamline Small Y is the only point in the range that is shorter than a Setrack equivalent - the Setrack Y could be described as a Medium Y in the Streamline range and I have often thought Peco ought to tool it up as such.
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Peco ST244 and ST245 look on AnyRail5 to be identical geometries to Hornby R8074 and R8075. The ST are not electrofrog however. The SL86E and SL87E are the streamline curved points with different geometries.

The angles are 22.5 and 33.75 degrees respectively on all the curved points for ST244, ST245 and R8074 and R8075.

For the Electrofrog curved points AnyRail shows them at 12 degrees.

I can't comment on the positioning of motors.
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