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Post by Geoffers77 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:54 pm

I am using Peco Set Tracl points on a new small n gausge layout.
I want to operate the points electrically So far, using a Peco point motor with extended pin through the half inch tentest baseboard I find there is too much 'whip' in the pin to change the point
My question is: can I remove the tiebar spring and rely on the position of the motor to set the point?

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Re: set track points


Post by Mountain Goat » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:54 pm

You really need a spring with Peco points. Though it may not be ideal, you could cut a suitable large square hole to have the point solenoid fixed to the underside of the track or you could get one of those adapter bases which have a spring in them so that the motor fits above the board on the adapter base. Mind you, I'm just thinking if an adapter base can be fixed upsidown? Umm....
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Post by Walkingthedog » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:01 pm

Are you using a capacitor discharge unit CDU. If not, you should. Does the tie bar slide freely?
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Post by RogerB » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:57 am

HI Geoffers, welcome to the forum.

Can you explain what you mean by "whip" please?
Also are the points (ST-5 or ST-6) also new and can they be thrown by hand - i.e. without point motor in situ?

Not sure if I have plenty of time on my hands - or I’ve simply forgotten to do something really important.

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