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From a layout I dismantled about 10 years ago, I have about a dozen PM1 Seep point motors. (They might actually be PM4s - the self-latching ones - but I can't tell). I've been using Peco PL10Es lately but the final section of my layout is a scenic run over the hidden storage yards. Here there's limited headroom so I've re-used these Seep motors as they require less clearance than a PL10 with PL13 switch on top.

However, on only 2 or 3 of them do the accessory contacts switch the frog polarity. The rest seem to be dead. There's a slight bit of rust around the springs but nothing serious. I've tried cleaning and a bit of lubricating to no avail. Both track feeds to the switch are live but the frog output wire is dead.

Has anyone else had reliability issues with these contacts after time?

Thanks in anticipation.
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