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I use Tortoises on my layout. I must have about 20. I like them. I am using Peco points and the over center spring has to be removed. I found the the steel wire provided (0.020" I believe) sometimes has trouble completing the point throw - so I changed to 0.032" wire for some of mine - that works better. The solenoid (snap) point motors are said to be hard on points. The nice thing is that you get two sets of contacts - I use the first to switch frog polarity (I HATE those wimbly tabs on the blades of Peco points). I use a cheap DC controller set to about 75% for power and yes there is a constant hum from the motors being constantly stalled out.
 
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