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Cobalt IP point motors and Setrack points
« on: January 14, 2020, 12:37:02 PM »
Hi all,

Has anyone ever used Cobalt with Setrack points?, if so did you remove the springs, as I gather its a heck of lot more sloppy compared to non-Setrack points.  Not too worried about it not being a realistic action.. Wish I hadn't used SeTrack to start with, but that's a learning curve for when I do another layout.

My points are already fitted down.

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Re: Cobalt IP point motors and Setrack points
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 03:06:50 PM »
Not sure about Setrack points being more "sloppy" - if anything I've found they tend to be stiffer than Streamline pointwork.
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Re: Cobalt IP point motors and Setrack points
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 03:47:49 PM »
Not sure about Setrack points being more "sloppy" - if anything I've found they tend to be stiffer than Streamline pointwork.

Sorry, I meant with the spring removed, agree they are stiffer with the spring in place..
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Re: Cobalt IP point motors and Setrack points
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 03:59:45 PM »
I don't.

But I do use Tortoise motors with streamline points and I remove the springs as the actuating wire isn't stiff enough. I would suggest removing the spring, but if the points are laid that will be hard, or using stiffer wire if the Cobalts don't work.

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Re: Cobalt IP point motors and Setrack points
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 04:46:42 PM »
Shouldn't be any harder to remove the spring on laid points. Without the spring they are totally floppy, yes, and thus need a latching motor (like the Cobalt).

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Re: Cobalt IP point motors and Setrack points
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2020, 10:55:32 PM »
Shouldn't be any harder to remove the spring on laid points. Without the spring they are totally floppy, yes, and thus need a latching motor (like the Cobalt).

Finally fitted it tonight, a lot easier on the alignment than my previous attempts with Seep PM1's, yep it works fine with the spring in place, as much as I'm tempted to remove the spring I'll leave that till my next layout with some code 55.. Thanks for your help guys, it gave me confidence to give it a try!
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