Semi-Retired; more time for trains.
- 23 Feb 2018
There has been a number of threads lately about powering LGB (Piko) point motors, but I though I would start a new one. I think it is generally accepted that for a LGB point motor power (in analogue) that the recommendation is 18V ac/dc (half wave) not sure how this is written, and a number describe 18 vac through a diode to get the correct pulse. However I use a TE ancillary driver that requires 5 - 18 vdc, and after some advice was advised that a 12 vdc input would work, and throughout the summer this was fine. Now winter is here, things tighten up, damp grit gets everywhere and i have found that some of my points are no longer moving through the full throw. So hunting out a temporary 18 vdc supply, all the sticky points work fine, and am now looking for a permanent solution. 24 vdc units are widely available, but my concern is that this would damage the motor and/or the TE ancillary switch, so for the analogue electric point motor users what do you power your points from.