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Adding point motors to already laid track
December 31, 2019
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
February 26, 2019
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?
October 14, 2018
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
April 22, 2018
This is an effective but surprisingly simple tip to give your points a little bit of extra realism.
Mode railway frogs: what is it
September 9, 2017
What is a frog in model railways? Here's the answer you're looking for.
Point Wiring: A quick tip to eliminate stalling
May 29, 2017
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
November 11, 2015
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
July 4, 2015
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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