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Old 20-06-2018, 04:56 PM   #11
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So does the NCE Switch8. But you're buying two motors which each have an accessory decoder, whereas with the Tortoise you only need one port in the Switch8.

I have my Tortoises and Switch8s on a separate DCC bus, so that if there's a track short I can still change turnouts.
My cobalts run off a separate acc. bus too. Regarding costs I've not done the sums but I would think two cobalts against two Tortoise plus decoder isnt going to be far apart if buying the Cobalts at 12 for £190.
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Old 21-06-2018, 12:42 PM   #12
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My cobalts run off a separate acc. bus too. Regarding costs I've not done the sums but I would think two cobalts against two Tortoise plus decoder isnt going to be far apart if buying the Cobalts at 12 for £190.
I have over 20 Cobalt IP motors, purchased from Kevin at Coastal DCC. I have had one failure which he replaced immediately.

I can recommend them wholeheartedly.

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Nice and neat LHD
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Arenít the motors huge. Can they be located further from the points to operate them with an extension rod?
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Arenít the motors huge. Can they be located further from the points to operate them with an extension rod?
Yes I've done that on a couple of mine
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