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>Peco PL13
If that's the single pole 'thing' made of plastic and a bit of copper clad paxolin, don't touch it. They are very stiff and need a lot of extra "oomph" to drive them. Since you are considering DCC, you really need a minimum of two circuits (poles) - one to switch the poles and the other to provide feedback /if/ you want to have PC control in the future. If you want to buy Peco products that means going for the dual microswitch. They are a bit fiddly to put together but the switches are good quality. The down side is that when you add the cost of these switches to the cost of the motor it's more expensive than Fulgurex or Seep which come with switches included. At that point, the Peco advantage is ease of installation (provided you don't mind making the big hole) but the Peco loses on cost and the really horrid "snap" action.

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>I guess you mean a hole large enough to pass the complete motor through when its fixed to the bottom of the Peco point? blink.gif
Yes. I use Sundeala board which is relatively easy to cut. I tried the extended pin motors but was driven demented getting the alignment "just so", so I quit. This is a hobby for relaxation and enjoyment not getting wound up. Lucky you that you are so successful.

>The PL13 switch is very simple to install
I have a few of them and I think they are just plain nasty. I have a dislike of permanent fixings like glue and nails which doesn't help my opinion of them. The ones I have are also pretty old so maybe they have stiffened up through the long years of darkness while pursued other interests.

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Good tip, thanks Brian


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