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That's an insulfrog point, just use the standard rail joiners for those. You will have to either solder cable to the points to provide power to each side of the point because as standard when it is switched one way the other side is dead. Or use the hornby dcc clips and fit them between the blades of the points, soldering is a better way to go, as dust and dirt will build up between the clips and point blades reducing conductivity.

Switching the point motors with dcc can be a pain if you are using quite a few as each point needs an address in your controller then you need to reember which is which. An analogue switch panel would be better and cheaper. Hornby also do the e-link controller which can be used for switching points.

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That's an insulfrog point, just use the standard rail joiners for those. You will have to either solder cable to the points to provide power to each side of the point because as standard when it is switched one way the other side is dead. Or use the hornby dcc clips and fit them between the blades of the points, soldering is a better way to go, as dust and dirt will build up between the clips and point blades reducing conductivity.

Switching the point motors with dcc can be a pain if you are using quite a few as each point needs an address in your controller then you need to reember which is which. An analogue switch panel would be better and cheaper. Hornby also do the e-link controller which can be used for switching points.

 

Thanks Dave that's great advice, will investigate more into dcc switchinf

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