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Points

Adding point motors to already laid track

fitting point motors without removing the points
Now filed in a draw marked 'why on earth didn't I think of this' is this marvellous tip from MRE community member Lee Maylon for installing point motors on [...]

How to wire Circuitron Tortoise Point Motors

Tortoise passing contact switch wiring
Here's a quick simple guide to how I wire my Tortoise slow-motion point motors and use them with Lever operated passing contact switches. [...]

Trains stalling on Electrofrog points?

electrofrog points tortoise stalling locomotive
Trains stalling on Electrofrog points? Here’s the one solution I’ve found. I hope it works for you too. [...]

An effective but surprisingly simple to making points look better: Sunday Scribbles

Make model train points look better
This is an effective but surprisingly simple tip to give your points a little bit of extra realism. [...]

Mode railway frogs: what is it

What is a frog in model railways? Here's the answer you're looking for. [...]

Point Wiring: A quick tip to eliminate stalling

http://modelrailwayengineer.com/point-wiring/
I get a lot of email around wiring points. They seem to cause endless problems. I'm working on a guide but in the meantime, here's a quick walkthrough and tip [...]

Adventures in DIY Point Motors or How To Make Your Own Point Motors

After a recent slight miscalculation with off-the-shelf point motors I started thinking about making my own point motors. How difficult could it be and would [...]

How to safely ballast points in 4 simple steps

how to ballast model railway points
Ballasting track is pretty straightforward but points are a whole different game! But it needn't be that troublesome, here's a quick video and four-step [...]
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