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 Posted: Sat Nov 18th, 2017 07:48 pm
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A bit of clarification required about Unifrog points

For polarity If you wire a Frog wire dropper to a seep PM1 motor switch terminal as you would electrofrog these being unifrog does it mean you don't need insulated rail joiners at the V?

Or perhaps I should say has anyone installed one yet?



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Correct - for DCC - no extra wiring needed. For DC, section switches as the turnout does not isolate tracks

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/127840-peco-bullhead-points-in-the-flesh/page-7#entry2920579



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 I would like to see the instruction leaflet for these that comes in the packet I am not far from Beer so I could via a horrible bus journey pay a visit to Peco. So far I have come to the opinion that if I wire them as electrofrog they should be ok and using those Gaugemaster Frog juicer devices they should be fine having said that what about the insulated joiner at the V? I have seen it said you don't need them I am not so sure I like the more authentic look of this bullhead rail I will only need two turnouts so it will not be a big deal getting it right but it would be nice before spending money if I have got it clear in my mind before starting.



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An update I bought a Peco unifrog very straightforward to install but needs to be treated with care as being a "finescale" item it is quite delicate in construction so a one time installation is preferable. Being fine scale it may have issues with some rolling stock I have a 30 year old green Hornby Hymek from a train set which wont cross the point and also some four wheel coaches from Hornby of the same era the problem being the stock not the point. So fine scale wheels for the coaches which I have put off doing will be done.  A new Class 47 Hornby Railroad when the wheels were aligned correctly with a gauge runs very well on the lowest of settings.

So all in all unless you know your stock runs ok on finescale don't expect no teething troubles but worth it in the end, my point cost £26 from Hattons so not too bad. :lol:



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