PL-10 & PL-10e Pin

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PL-10 & PL-10e Pin

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Post by Stese » Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:05 pm

Hi,

Hopefully a question that can be answered quickly... what are the pin lengths of the peco PL-10 and PL-10e please?

Peco don't seem to list it on their website!

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Post by Ron S » Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:29 pm

Can I suggest you contact Peco direct ?
https://peco-uk.com/pages/contact-us
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Post by Stese » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:21 am

I will if no one has the answer! :)

(i'll also remember to post the answer here!)
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Post by Brian » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:25 am

Sorry I have trimmed all mine so I have no idea of their original length? :o
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Post by Rog (RJ) » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:49 am

30mm on the PL-10E as indicated by pink lines.

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Post by Stese » Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:55 pm

Thanks Rog!

I'm awaiting a response from Peco on the PL-10.

I think i'll have to go with PL-10e for my baseboards.

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Post by Steve M » Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:22 pm

Bear in mind that if they do come up short, you can extend the pin with a bit of piano wire and a small brass sleeve to join to the existing pin. Secure carefully with cyano glue.
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Post by Stese » Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:44 pm

Thanks Steve, I'll keep that in mind.

I've had a response from peco... first here is my question :-
Please could you let me know the length of the pin on the PL-10 and PL-10e. I'm not sure which will fit on my layout!
here is the response...
PL-10 motors are for direct fitting to turnouts, and PL-10E motors have a longer pin for below baseboard fitting which will suit baseboards up to 5/8” thick.
Helpful!

*sigh*

I've replied back stating I have a specific application in mind, and need the pin lengths...
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Post by RFS » Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:48 pm

But their answer is correct regarding the PL-10: it can only be used via directly fitting to the turnout and this requires a big hole to be cut into your baseboard.
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Post by Stese » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:00 pm

hi RFS,

1. While it may be what Peco specify, it's not true. You can simply bend the mounting pins out and using a pair of large head screws, mount under the baseboard. (See https://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/Electrical_Page_3.html for an example)

2. It's specifically not what I asked. While I appreciate the response, he's assumed my intent, and not answered the question...

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