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QUOTE (frame69 @ 3 Feb 2009, 18:39) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Has anyone had problems with point motors? Im using pl 10s with setrack points but they are not working, is 12volts not enough power? these points seem awfully stiff in comparison to my hornby points. Im also using a cdu.

Peco (and Hornby) state 16 volts for their point motors. 12 volts is a bit too low for reliable operation. Yes Peco points have a stronger spring than Hornby points, which i feel are sometimes too weak. As the moving point blades actually transfer the track power across the point the firm movement gives better more reliable contact. Peco PL-10 (and Hornby R8014) are basic simple solenoid motors and i have used them (and Seep) for more years than I care to count! While Tortoise are excellent they are very expensive by comparism. A CDU should only be needed if you are switching more than one point at the same time.

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David Y
 
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