point / switch levers. PIKO V LGB V Bachmann

Paul2727

Paul2727

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5 Jun 2018
314
England
Hi,
Does anyone know if Piko, Bachmann and LGB point / switch levers are compatible with each others track?
Are the track mounting arms and the throw the same?
Regards,
Paul.
 
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idlemarvel

idlemarvel

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13 Jul 2015
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Basically they are compatible although I don't think PIKO make manual point levers. Their respective points motors are interchangeable. I have noted PIKO point motors are slightly higher than LGB, probably by a mm or less, but enough to catch on some loco snow ploughs and movements if mounted on R1 points.
 
Paul2727

Paul2727

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England
Basically they are compatible although I don't think PIKO make manual point levers. Their respective points motors are interchangeable. I have noted PIKO point motors are slightly higher than LGB, probably by a mm or less, but enough to catch on some loco snow ploughs and movements if mounted on R1 points.
Useful to know... Thanks.
 
Rob in Finland

Rob in Finland

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Vaivio, Finland
Also all Piko points are delivered with a little manual lever that clips into the actuating arm.
 
idlemarvel

idlemarvel

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13 Jul 2015
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Well the PIKO lever is not really a lever it is just an angled clip on extension to the slide bar made to resemble a point lever. The LGB mechanism is more substantial, screws on to where the point motor would go and are useful in providing the option of sprung points. They work with PIKO points.
 
Paul2727

Paul2727

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England
It's Ok people.
I picked up a batch of 2nd hand Bachmann levers for a tenner, that should do what I want them for with a little fiddling.
See below:


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