Thursday, July 2, 2020
A new brand of turnout motor
Another feature I like about these is that the wires are connected to a removable plug which would make things easier when working under a layout.
The turnout points need to move about 3mm. The amount of movement on the motor the way it came was too much so I needed to change it from the stock 6mm to 3mm.
The cam inside rotates a half turn with voltage in one polarity and then another half turn in same direction when voltage is reversed. If the cam cannot continue it's rotation because it has reached the stop on the turnout, it cannot be reversed by reversing the polarity.
These seem like great little turnout motors and they cost about the same as a Tortise motor. The small size makes them great for modules or layouts with shallow frame bench work. They are made in the Czech Republic by MTB Models and are sold in the US by Model Railroad Control Systems.