Peco PL-1000 Pecolectrics Twistlock Turnout Motor
TwistLock is still a basic electric solenoid motor, for operating (in the main) turnouts.
It is powered by a normal 16vDC supply (and can take up to 3 amps) and is fully compatible with all PECO turnouts up to O gauge (and can handle many other proprietary brands too).
But no longer will any soldering of wires to the terminals be necessary, nor the cutting of large holes in the baseboard. Each motor is supplied with a template, which the modeller uses to accurately mark the position of three holes that need to be drilled.
The two outer holes are used to attach mounting studs beneath the baseboard. The larger centre hole is where the drive pin of the motor is positioned and threaded through the tie bar of the turnout.
The motor is then simply twisted, and locked, into position and will remain firmly attached when operated.
An extra operating bar and spacers for the studs are included with every motor, enabling the above-board mounting of the motor where needed.
There are three products in the range: the basic TwistLock motor, the TwistLock motor plus twin microswitch, and the twin microswitch on its own. So the modeller has the choice, depending on whether they need to switch polarities, or to operate signals or panel lights.
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