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I am about to order all the track for my layout and have 5 of Peco's 3way points on my list. However when looking at the catalogue of my local NW supplier I see no such item,on on phoning them they said that they no longer stock it as it was not popular.

Can anyone give any feedback on the effectiveness and suitability of this point, or turn-out.

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I have not used them myself, but the need to operate two lots of switch-blades together to get the right route may be a factor in making them less popular.

I would suggest you look at a few more suppliers - but I would have thought if you want 5 your local supplier would place an order with Peco and get them for you....

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The SLE199 Electrofrog asymmetric code 75 three way point needs two SPDT switches to feed the frogs. (Wiring diagram here) There is no getting round this which probably makes it a product for the more "dedicated" electricians of the model rail community


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QUOTE (randolph @ 10 Sep 2008, 13:37) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I am about to order all the track for my layout and have 5 of Peco's 3way points on my list. However when looking at the catalogue of my local NW supplier I see no such item,on on phoning them they said that they no longer stock it as it was not popular.

Can anyone give any feedback on the effectiveness and suitability of this point, or turn-out.

Thanks R

Try the signalbox, Rochester for 3 way point.
Have one on my layout, works very well.
Hope this is off some help to you.
 

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I also have one set of three way peco points, mine are insulated frogs and have worked very well, i have them operating from a lever frame at the side of the board, i also have three sets of double slips, also insulated frogs, and had no trouble with them what so ever.
 

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I've got two of the code 75 3 ways and they work fine. I used two Peco motors on each one, and their switches too. As long as they're laid nice and flat you shouldn't have any trouble at all.
 

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Thanks to you all for your helpful replies, I'll go ahead with the 3 way points and might be back later with a wiring query!
 

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I don't have any, but I have read something about them that may interest you. Apparently there was some trouble with the old code 100 symmetric 3-way points but the report said that this was NOT the case with the new code 75 asymmetric ones.

As to the wiring, since the 3-way point is just two ordinary ones connected together why should there be any difficulty in wiring this sort of point?
 

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QUOTE As to the wiring, since the 3-way point is just two ordinary ones connected together why should there be any difficulty in wiring this sort of point?

They are electrofrog and whilst you can get away without using switches on slips and simple electrofrog points, the dead section is too long on the 3 way asymmetrical one. There are three crossings (frogs) to be wired up. I make this statement having installed one on my layout but not yet got round to adding switches. For details of the individual sections check out this diagram in the gallery.

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