Electric Point Control

Point motors, control switches and wiring
Hornby Surface Mount Point Motor R8243
Designed to fit alongside the current range of Hornby points this motor allows points to be converted to remote operation quickly and easily, without needing holes drilled in the baseboard.
£10.49
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(Product Ref 63272)
This motor attaches directly to the underside of the point to ensure positive and reliable operation. Requires a 40 x 25mm hole in the baseboard to accommodate the motor. Operation is from a passing contact switch or probe and stud system to give a pulse from the 16v AC outlet found on most transformers (2 amps required). If this isn't available an uncontrolled 12v DC supply may suffice.
Use only a pulse as applying a constant current would burn out the motor.
£8.25
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(Product Ref 31748)
TwistLock is still a basic electric solenoid motor, for operating turnouts powered by a normal 16vDC supply (can take up to 3 amps), is fully compatible with all PECO turnouts up to O gauge and many other proprietary brands to. The mounting of the point motor is greatly simplified by the Twistlock system and cabling is connected, reducing the need for soldering of wires to the terminals.
£13.50
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(Product Ref 111507)
TwistLock is still a basic electric solenoid motor, for operating turnouts powered by a normal 16vDC supply (can take up to 3 amps), is fully compatible with all PECO turnouts up to O gauge and many other proprietary brands to. The mounting of the point motor is greatly simplified by the Twistlock system and cabling is connected, reducing the need for soldering of wires to the terminals. PL-1001 supplied with DPDT switch for crossing polarity switching etc.
£18.99
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(Product Ref 111508)
Twistlock mounting DPDT accessory switch for mounting on Peco Twistlock point motors.
£8.00
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(Product Ref 111509)
The PL10E point motor is fitted with a long point operating pin, ideal for mounting beneath baseboards. A small 10mm (3/8in) hole through the baseboard is required, located directly beneath the operating pin attachment location on the point. The pin will then reach through the board and locate into the operating pin attachment hole of the point. The pin can then be trimmed to length with a good side or track cutter tool. Peco strongly recommend that the PL10E be used in conjunction with a PL-9 Mounting Plate, fitted directly to the base board underneath the point. Operation is from a passing contact switch or probe and stud system to give a pulse from the 16v AC outlet found on most transformers (2 amps required). If this isn't available an uncontrolled 12v DC supply may suffice. A constant current would burn out the motor.
£8.25
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(Product Ref 31749)
A set of five mounting plates with attachment slots for PL10 point motors. This allows the motor to be mounted beneath the baseboard, avoiding the need to make a large hole to accommodate the motor directly beneath the point.
£3.50
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(Product Ref 31747)

General purpose surface mount point motors suitable for leading UK brands of track.
Supplied complete with wiring harnesses with reversible connectors and fixing screws.

£11.25
Available to buy.
2 Adaptor Bases are included, with optional extension arms, to enable PL-10 Turnout Motors to be mounted on the surface of the baseboard. This unit relies on the over centre spring in the turnout to keep the blades against the stock rail.
£2.30
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(Product Ref 89692)

10m of Red/Green/Black tripled wire. Ideal for model railway point motor use and helpful when trying to keep wiring tidy.

Each wire includes 14 strands of 0.15mm diameter wire.

£9.25
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(Product Ref 109368)
This unit enables a PL-10 Turnout Motor to be mounted on the surface of the baseboard, an optional extension arm is also included. A removable over centre spring is fitted, useful for turnouts which do not have this feature.
£3.35
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(Product Ref 31751)
Attaches directly to the PL-10 family of Turnout Motors with contact adhesive. This single pole switch can control frog polarity, ground signals etc. PL-31 Spade Connectors can be used to attach wires to these units without the need for soldering.
£4.10
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(Product Ref 31752)
This fits directly to the PL-10 family of Turnout Motors. The 2 single pole changeover switches can be used to control polarity, route selection diagrams, or 2 aspect colour light signalling etc. Rated 16v 2amps (continuous) or 2.5amps (momentary).
£9.50
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(Product Ref 31753)
These useful switches are similar to those used in the PL-15 twin microswitch kit. Rated at 16 volts with 2amp continuous use or 2.5 amps passing contact. Two per pack.
£5.95
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(Product Ref 31773)
Closed type, rated 16v 2amps (continuous) or 2.5amps (momentary).
Use this microswitch with the PL-19 Microswitch Housing for polarity switching the SL-E790BH 0 Gauge Double Slip.
£5.95
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(Product Ref 31774)
Gaugemaster Seep Point Motor c/w Switch PM1
A reliable solenoid type point motor equiped with an internal switch. Ideal for use with electrofrog points when polarity switching is required.
£5.95
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(Product Ref 42823)
Gaugemaster Seep Point Motor PM2
Seep Point Motors have the advantage of being easy to fix under the baseboard. requiring only a small slot to operate the point. The PM-2 is a standard point motor with no changeover switch. Drive rod 41mm long.
£5.50
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(Product Ref 102572)
DCC Concepts Cobalt Slow Action Point Motor H-DCP-CB1
Cobalt is a high quality DC motor driven actuator created to be the best product available for turnout or signal control in any modelling scale from N to O.
£17.95
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(Product Ref 4197)
DCC Concepts Cobalt Ip Digital Point Motor DCP-CBDIP
£24.99
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(Product Ref 46330)

Three posistion on/off/on biased (momentary action, switch returns to off when released) miniature toggle switch rated at 5amp/28volt DC. Ideal for operating solenoid point motors on model railways.

Size 9mm high x 13mm wide x 7mm deep. Requires 6.35mm (1/4in) hole for fitting.

£9.95
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(Product Ref 3243)

Three posistion on/off/on biased (momentary action, switch returns to off when released) miniature toggle switch rated at 5amp/28volt DC. Ideal for operating solenoid point motors on model railways.

Size 9mm high x 13mm wide x 11.5mm deep. Requires 6.35mm (1/4in) hole for fitting.

£10.00
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(Product Ref 3244)
A simple yet effective method of switching turnouts. The PL-18 Studs are inserted into the control panel, often laid out as a layout diagram. A wire is then soldered to the tag at the back, which goes to the relevant solenoid of the turnout motor. When power is applied by touching the powered PL-17 probe on the stud the Turnout Motor is activated.
£4.85
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(Product Ref 31754)
A simple yet effective method of switching turnouts. The PL-18 Studs are inserted into the control panel, often laid out as a layout diagram. A wire is then soldered to the tag at the back, which goes to the relevant solenoid of the turnout motor. When power is applied by touching the powered PL-17 probe on the stud the Turnout Motor is activated.
£4.35
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(Product Ref 31755)
This plugs directly into a ready made recess on the 0 gauge Double Slip SL-E790BH to house a PL-33 Microswitch to operate the polarity switching.
£4.85
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(Product Ref 105920)
Provides the short burst of current required to operate the PL-11 and PL-10 series of Turnout Motors. The PL-31 Connectors are ideal for attaching the PL-34 Wiring Looms or PL-38 wire to these switches without soldering; the included Shrouds prevent current 'shorting out' between the terminals.
£7.35
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(Product Ref 31764)
Provides the short burst of current required to operate the PL-11 and PL-10 series of Turnout Motors. The PL-31 Connectors are ideal for attaching the PL-34 Wiring Looms or PL-38 wire to these switches without soldering; the included Shrouds prevent current 'shorting out' between the terminals.
£7.35
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(Product Ref 31765)
Use these when creating a diagrammatic control panel to clip fit PL-26 Passing Contact Switches, PL-22 On/Off Switches and PL-23 On/On Switches in the required place.
£3.15
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(Product Ref 31767)
Enables switches to be connected without any need for soldering. Power is supplied through the fitted leads and each switch is automatically connected when fitted. Simply push the button on the front to open the holes, and feed in the bare wires from the turnout motor - no soldering or other fixing required. The PL-51 allows the PL-50 module to be extended to any size required.
£21.00
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(Product Ref 78598)
Allows the PL-50 Switch Module to be extended to any size required.
£7.35
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(Product Ref 78599)
Push on Terminal Connectors and shrouds. These connectors make modification and fault finding so much easier than soldered wiring. Use them to connect the PL-38 Wire to PL-26 Passing Contact Switches, PL-22 On/Off Switches, PL-23 On/On Switches, and PL-34 Wiring Looms to PL-26 Passing Contact Switches. They can also be used when connecting wires to other items, for example, PL-13 Accessory Switches, PL-15 Twin Microswitches, PL-10 Turnout Motors, and PL-32 and 33 Microswitches.
£3.35
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(Product Ref 31772)

Makes wiring the PL-10 series of Motors quick and easy. Just a simple push fit onto the motor terminals; the other ends are tinned and ready for the PL-39 Terminal Block, PL-50 Switch Module Unit, or PL-31 Push on Terminal Connectors.

Pack of 2 looms.

£5.55
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(Product Ref 74801)
Gaugemaster Model CDU - Capacitor Discharge Unit CDU
A Capacitor Discharge Unit (CDU) provides a reserve of charge to ensure that a good voltage is available to throw point motors. Especially useful when several motors are thrown by one lever, setting cross-overs for example.
The unit stores up power in capacitors and when a point motor is actuated, discharges in one big punch giving the point motor a firm and positive switching action. Connected to points via switches or probe and studs. Prevents burnt out motors.
£14.50
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(Product Ref 33977)
Antics recommended for ease of installation
The Peco capacitor discharge unit is supplied in a neat plastic box with quick clamp type connectors, ready for installation without needing further protection.
The capacitors provide sufficient instantaneous energy to positively throw point motors.
£19.35
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(Product Ref 70593)

Control switch and wiring harness for connection to Peco point motors. Switch and point motor harness are supplied complete wiith connectors for the EZE-Wire system, allowing extensions to be added between the switch and motor to reach the point motor location. Heat-shrink tubing is supplied to protect and insulate joints.

EZE-Wire - Plug and Play layout wiring from Expo.
The EZE-Wire system uses pre-made cabling complete with spade connectors on the ends to allow point motor cabling to be installed quickly and easily. No soldering required.

£3.95
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(Product Ref 3270)
Expo EZE-Wire Point Switch with Hornby Point Motor Harness 28071
Control switch and wiring harness and 'chocolate-block' terminal block for connection to Hornby point motors. Switch and point motor harness are supplied complete wiith connectors for the EZE-Wire system, allowing extensions to be added between the switch and motor to reach the point motor location. Heat-shrink tubing is supplied to protect and insulate joints.

EZE-Wire - Plug and Play layout wiring from Expo.
The EZE-Wire system uses pre-made cabling complete with spade connectors on the ends to allow point motor cabling to be installed quickly and easily. No soldering required.
£3.95
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(Product Ref 29993)
Black extension wire for the Expo EZE-Wire layout wiring system.

EZE-Wire - Plug and Play layout wiring from Expo.
The EZE-Wire system uses pre-made cabling complete with spade connectors on the ends to allow point motor cabling to be installed quickly and easily. No soldering required.
£2.00
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(Product Ref 795)
Blue extension wire for the Expo EZE-Wire layout wiring system.

EZE-Wire - Plug and Play layout wiring from Expo.
The EZE-Wire system uses pre-made cabling complete with spade connectors on the ends to allow point motor cabling to be installed quickly and easily. No soldering required.
£2.00
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(Product Ref 2040)
Green extension wire for the Expo EZE-Wire layout wiring system.

EZE-Wire - Plug and Play layout wiring from Expo.
The EZE-Wire system uses pre-made cabling complete with spade connectors on the ends to allow point motor cabling to be installed quickly and easily. No soldering required.
£2.00
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(Product Ref 2749)
Red extension wire for the Expo EZE-Wire layout wiring system.

EZE-Wire - Plug and Play layout wiring from Expo.
The EZE-Wire system uses pre-made cabling complete with spade connectors on the ends to allow point motor cabling to be installed quickly and easily. No soldering required.
£2.00
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(Product Ref 2023)
Enables an LGB(TM) motor to be fitted to a Peco G45 Turnout.
£5.50
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(Product Ref 31746)
Allows adjacent switches in the PL-27 Switch Console and PL-50/51 Switch Module Unit to be ganged together and operated simultaneously.
£3.25
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(Product Ref 31760)
The Smartswitch(TM) system can be used to operate turnouts, semaphore signals, level crossing gates and barriers and other moving features. This Control Board will facilitate the control of up to 4 Servos. Watch the videos to see the potential uses and ease of installation of this system and see our Shows You How booklet No. 24 Operating Points and Signals.
£13.75
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(Product Ref 92333)
Pack of 5 Gaugemaster Seep Universal Solenoid Point Motors with Extension Rod GMC-PM10
£35.00
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(Product Ref 112832)
Resistors for use with the PL-30 Red and Green LED's fed from a 12volt DC supply.
£3.55
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(Product Ref 105921)
These can be used directly from terminals on the Smartswitch (TM) Control Board (PLS-120) and Smartfrog (PLS-130) to show route selection. They can also be powered via a 12v DC supply if the PL-29 Resistors are included in the circuit.
£4.25
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(Product Ref 90572)
Gaugemaster Seep Universal Solenoid Point Motor with Extension Rod GMC-PM10
£7.25
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(Product Ref 30329)
For fitting point motors above baseboard
£6.99

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(Product Ref 505)

This point motor is designed to operate with the lower current available from some European transformers or with DCC systems*. Operation is from a passing contact switch or probe and stud system to give a pulse from the 16v AC outlet found on most transformers. If this isn't available an uncontrolled 12v DC supply may suffice. A constant current would burn out the motor.

* Although the initial amperage from DCC systems is very high, say 10 amps, the final amps available to accessories such as point motors is very low, once the current has passed through the booster units used in DCC systems.

£8.85

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(Product Ref 31750)
A new point motor type from Peco incorporating the extended operating pin, allowing the motor to be mounted to the underside of baseboards, with the low current solenoid design.
These motors have a lower power consumption, designed with DCC systems in mind allowing these motors to be controlled by point/accessory decoders.
£8.85

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(Product Ref 64418)
A reliable solenoid type point motor equiped with a self-latching mechanism. Ideal for use with points not having their own latching mechanism to ensure that the points are held closed firmly.
£6.75

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(Product Ref 42824)
Provides the short burst of current required to operate the PL-11 and PL-10 series of Turnout Motors. The PL-31 Connectors are ideal for attaching the PL-34 Wiring Looms or PL-38 wire to these switches without soldering; the included Shrouds prevent current 'shorting out' between the terminals.
£7.35

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(Product Ref 31762)
Provides the short burst of current required to operate the PL-11 and PL-10 series of Turnout Motors. The PL-31 Connectors are ideal for attaching the PL-34 Wiring Looms or PL-38 wire to these switches without soldering; the included Shrouds prevent current 'shorting out' between the terminals.
£7.35

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(Product Ref 31763)
A six bay console to take PL-22, 23 or 26 switches. Suitable for use in banks.
£5.00

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(Product Ref 31766)
The Smart Switch provides an excellent flexible solution to remote point control using a programmable four-switch control board with outputs for highly controllable servo motor machines. The servo motors can be installed under or above the baseboard with the drive arranged in several ways to activate points, semaphore signals or level crossing gates.
The board also provides for feedback outputs to power indicator LEDs on a control panel. Points are activated from a control panel using change-over toggle switches (supplied) or the board can be programmed to accept a signal from a push-to-make button switch. Due to the low currents needed for these command signals multi-way computer ribbon cabling can be used to keep wire runs tidy for connection to centralised control panels. Additional servo extension leads are readily available, these are the same leads as used by RC modellers.
For use with insulated frog or power-routing points. For live frog points requiring power feeds a SmartFrog polarity switching unit will soon become available.
£76.85

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(Product Ref 86116)

Pack of 5 general purpose surface mount point motors.suitable for leading UK brands of track.
Supplied complete with wiring harnesses with reversible connectors and fixing screws.

£50.00
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(Product Ref 77805)
Powerful solenoid point motor, may be mounted above or below baseboard, powered from 16v AC supply. Requires Passing Contact Lever Switch (R044)
£9.99

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(Product Ref 499)
This point motor is designed to mount alongside a point, avoiding the need to cut a hole into the baseboard to fit a motor below each point.
Fits directly to OO/HO points. Can be used with N points but due to the lower height track check that the point motor unit is clear of the passing trains.
£10.25

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(Product Ref 64095)
TrainTronics TT300 Slow Motion Point Motor - DCC

Unit includes a motor driven point motor and DCC decoder.
£22.50

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 84001)
Hornby Passing Contact Lever Switch for Points R044
For operating point motors - passing contact to give a single pulse.
£11.99

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(Product Ref 6431)

The Smartswitch(TM) system can be used to operate turnouts, semaphore signals, level crossing gates and barriers and other moving features. This Control Board will facilitate the control of up to 4 Servos. Watch the videos to see the potential uses and ease of installation of this system and see our Shows You How booklet No. 24 Operating Points and Signals.

£35.00

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(Product Ref 86251)
The Smartswitch(TM) system can be used to operate turnouts, semaphore signals, level crossing gates and barriers and other moving features. This Control Board will facilitate the control of up to 4 Servos. Watch the videos to see the potential uses and ease of installation of this system and see our Shows You How booklet No. 24 Operating Points and Signals.
£18.55

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(Product Ref 94819)
The Smartswitch(TM) system can be used to operate turnouts, semaphore signals, level crossing gates and barriers and other moving features. This Stationary Decoder provides an interface between a Smartswitch Control Board and a DCC control system to enable the operation of turnouts, semaphore signals, crossing gates etc through a DCC controller. Watch the videos to see the potential uses and ease of installation of this system and see our Shows You How booklet No. 24 Operating Points and Signals.
£18.55

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(Product Ref 92336)
The Smartswitch(TM) system can be used to operate turnouts, semaphore signals, level crossing gates and barriers and other moving features. This Extension cable allows a servo to be located up to a metre further away from the Control Board. Watch the videos to see the potential uses and ease of installation of this system and see our Shows You How booklet No. 24 Operating Points and Signals.
£6.35

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(Product Ref 8917)
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