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Frequently Asked Questions


  Hi, I  want to use a toggle switch for model rail signals but with following combination:
  1. red,   2. green,   3. green and amber together.
  Advice welcome as to how to wire this switch if it will work for above.  Thanks in advance. 
  Clive.

  Yes you can use a toggle switch to control a 3 Aspect Signal  Click Here
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  Do you have alignment dowels for Model rail baseboards, also the locking catches.
  I am starting an exhibition layout from scratch.
  James
  Yes we have the dowels and the catches.   Click Here
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  Which type of toggle switch do I use for Peco Points control, it has to be a three position switch I understand.
  Eric
  The switch you require is called a Momentary centre OFF switch, it's designation is (ON)-OFF-(ON)  The
  brackets indicate it is momentary. This switch can be used with most solenoid type Points Motors.
  Such as Hornby, Peco, Gaugemaster.
  For a complete range of switches  Click Here.
  For an example of how to wire the switch to a points motor  Click Here
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  Hi, What is the maximum voltage rating of the Test Leads TL101
  Alan
  The test leads are rated at 30vAC and 60vDC  Click Here
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  The multicore cable, is each core rated at 1 Amp or the the complete cable rated at 1 Amp.
  Joe
  The Multicore cable is rated at 1.4 Amps per core, and is a 7/0.2 wire to make up each core.
  For the full range of cables & their current ratings, that can be used on a Model Rail Layout    Click Here
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  Comment: Hi. I'm using momentary toggle switches (on-off-on) for operating point motors. I'm also using L.E.D indicator lights when
  operating these switches.
  Do you have a miniature component that would 'latch' the L.E.D's 'On' & 'Off' when the 'Moment' switch is operated.
  If that makes any sense.
  Regards Dave
  Yes we have a range of switches and circuits that will allow you to indicate the state of the points
  back at the Control Panel.  Click Here
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  I have been advised that I should be using screened cable on my system. Can you explain to me why I should be using screened cable.
  Thanks
  James
  There are certain cases for using screened cable, please  Click Here

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