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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.
Fixing & connecting wires together without soldering
January 5, 2018
If you struggle with joining wires — such as track feeders to bus wiring — this is for you.
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
Baseboard tips: make wiring easier with a splash of paint
February 18, 2017
I wish I'd done this before my most recent journey to the dark side of my layout!
Why and should I solder my track — Reader Q&A
November 25, 2016
On the back of this reader question on track offcuts Steve Boughton reached out to ask if he should shoulder his track together. Here's the wisdom from
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