Back to basics:Currently I use Aristocraft Train Engineer (Art 5474) to remotely control my point motors, however I appreciate that it will not last forever, and the 27mhz system is not repairable. So my question is what other systems similar to this are available. I know Jon (Dunnyrail) has a pneumatic system, and there is a DCC system available, but I don't really wish to go down either of these routes. I as thinking of a 2.4 ghz system, with an indoor receiver (preferably) running to a LGB point motor, but currently i don't seem to be able to find a remote system that will switch LGB point motors.
I think you need to consider your future, i.e. a new control system since you understand that your current system's available is going away.
I also think that no matter what system you choose, you should pick a system that allows you control of locos and accessories (switches) with a single unit.
If you are happy with your old TE, you CAN find the controllers that will move switches, but my opinion is that it's not a super reliable system, and I have tuned many a system that just stopped responding, but I did get them working. I use 24v DC solenoids, see my page on pneumatics:
Greg Elmassian web site on large scale trains and garden railroads, cigars, and computers
Questions welcome (the 2 gadgets on the Digitrax controller are diodes, the outputs are reversing DC, I only need +DC to activate the solenoid, so one diode makes it either DC or nothing, the other is a "snubber" diode to protect the decoder from the BEMF from the solenoid when the circuit opens.