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Peco bullhead points
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 Posted: 7 Nov 2017 01:40
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Ben Alder
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I got my hands on the new bullhead points today, and am very impressed with them. Despite being made to the Peco geometry and not really representative of actual UK PW, they are are vast step forward in 00 trackwork, and hopefully will herald the start of  a full range of 00 PW rather than the HO track that was for most the only option for far too long. Here are a couple of snatched phone pics taken tonight that should show the impact of this release.


The new point.



The BH point below a Code 75 medium radius HO/OO  one.



A bit of C&L track laid alongside the point. I used this track  with altered Code 75 points up to now but from now on it will be the Peco points, hopefully with an expanded range to come.






Lastly, a borrowed image showing the underside. They have the stock rails bonded, giving reliable electrical continuity with a dead frog , which can be made live with an accessory switch or a frog juicer. An interesting feature of this point is that both roads are wired live and not switched by the blades as previously; OK for DCC but DC users might need to consider isolating switches in some circumstances. I am planning to incorporate a couple of these into my existing layout and will report back in a week or two when this is done.



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 Posted: 7 Nov 2017 02:26
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The new BH point does look good and equally as good, is the sleeper spacing. :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

Cheers, Gary.



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 Posted: 7 Nov 2017 06:42
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I have been reading about these on RMweb - in fact a lot of discussion. (some quite heated)
Nice to see photos of them



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 Posted: 7 Nov 2017 11:55
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Yes, any "discussion" about track over there soon descends into the usual mix of trench warfare and bl***y hand to hand stuff. A pity as sometimes useful nuggets emerge but the usual suspects can't seem to keep quiet, going over the same topics again and again. I keep my own counsel over there, and restrict my utterances to my own output. You'll notice I didn't describe this pointwork as being an accurate model of a 4' 1 1/2"gauge railway ;)

Edit - had to wash my mouth out with soap - apparently it was decided that hand to hand conflict is "blooming" certainly a far less messy affair, battering each other over the head with flowers......

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Ben Alder wrote:  You'll notice I didn't describe this pointwork as being an accurate model of a 4' 1 1/2"gauge railway ;)

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Reading Martin Wynne posts too much ? :lol:



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