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QUOTE liked the idea of slow acting point motors though and have bought a job lot of tortoises, hoping to rid myself of huge electical loads from the solenoids as well as the much better looking movement.

you'll completely eliminate electrical loads....but vastly increase your requirement for lettuces?


Looking at my very old(?) [relative to many of you]...peco points, there seems to be a lot of difference between check rail clearances, ie wider, that exist with new (code100) points?

A trick I used in the past was to glue in, edge on, slivers of plasticard into the frog gaps to reduce them, preventing the dreaded wheel drop with rigid-chassis locos.

so,have peco (and others?) gradually tightened up their scantlings? (sorry, navy term......forget....senile dementia sets in....erm....)....have they improved their check rail standards over the years?

Because if so, this might be a reason for some points creating probs, (and newer stuff not??)
 

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which is likely why I have achieved some indifferent results, running-wise, over the years, re-cycling old peco points where I thought it 'didn't matter?'

does anyone know if the peco code 83 points [for the US market] have different dimensions at the crossings?
 
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