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Offline Too old to die young

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Got fed up waiting !
« on: January 23, 2020, 01:05:34 PM »
I have been hanging on to find up what the price and availability of the new Peco Pl-1000 twistlock point motors will be. I have now ordered a dozen Cobalt IP Analogues (don't need the digital ones) from good old Hattons as I cannot wait any longer. I was looking for an easy answer and it seemed like the Pecos would have been easy to fit. I will just have to take my time and do the job slowly. Do you think I have made the correct decision?

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Re: Got fed up waiting !
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2020, 02:40:12 PM »
The answer is very subjective.

I think solenoid motors stink, so I use Tortoises(I live in the US) in the UK I would probably have gone for Cobalts.

If you're happy then you have made the correct decision.

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Re: Got fed up waiting !
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2020, 02:52:32 PM »
I have no probs with using solenoids.  So far I can't see any real advantages for me personally in moving to the Twistlocks as I don't struggle with the old design - other than the limited throw of N points makes adjusting accessory contacts tricky. At some point I will have to get a couple to play with I guess, and see if accessory contacts are any better/easier.
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Re: Got fed up waiting !
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2020, 04:13:25 PM »
Good move to Cobalts, no soldering required either which make life a lot easier for some who don't like soldering. Cobalt motors have been on b/o for a while, I think they are coming available again now, I managed to buy 7 of the Digital ones plus a couple of AD2fx to use with a few of the anolouge ones I already have from the old layout. Another plus is the switches work for control of frogs.
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Re: Got fed up waiting !
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2020, 06:14:54 AM »
Cobalt motors have been on b/o for a while, I think they are coming available again now
The IP Digital Cobalts have been on backorder (they always had a stock of analog ones) but they are now available and in stock. I just got a shipping confirmation a couple of days ago that my long-awaited 25 motors are on their way to California!

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Re: Got fed up waiting !
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2020, 09:59:16 AM »
I have no probs with using solenoids.  So far I can't see any real advantages for me personally in moving to the Twistlocks as I don't struggle with the old design - other than the limited throw of N points makes adjusting accessory contacts tricky. At some point I will have to get a couple to play with I guess, and see if accessory contacts are any better/easier.

Yeah, I agree. The movement of points blades In N gauge is like minimal, and a sudden flick over doesn't worry me at all.

Locomotives running through them is what counts.  :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

 

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