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Tortoise Point Motors

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Has anybody heard abt or even used this so called point motors.

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Hi All,

I'd like to use a slow action point motor like the Tortoise, but I only have 45mm clearance underneath my layout (it sits on the floor on its "metric 2 x 1" frame) so I've only used Peco and Seep solenoids so far. Is there a low-profile Tortoise-type motor?

I suppose I could use memory wire, but I'd have to make a few more mechanical bits than I'm used to for moving my Peco Code 55 N Gauge points and I'm worried about the power consumption while the points are in their "reverse" or "thrown" position. (Assuming the memory wire works against a spring that returns the points back to their "normal" position).


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