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Slow-Motion Switch Machine is Quiet, Dependable and Easy to Install


You're crouching down, watching your train slowly gliding towards the junction. Suddenly, you hear a loud THUNK and see ballast flying as the switch is thrown. Then your train derails as it passes by an ugly, black switch machine mounted next to the track. The realism has been spoiled and you feel disgusted. You need to upgrade your switch machines to the Switch Tender, the finest switch machine available today. The Switch Tender, mounted under the layout, uses a quiet, slow motion 12v DC gearmotor and a simple, easy-to-install linkage to gently throw the switch. The cycle takes a realistic 1 second from start-to-finish, and the points are held in positive contact with the running rails, preventing derailments while maintaining electrical continuity. The power to the low current motor is on constantly, so your panel lights and track signals can be wired to the switch machine toggle switch, eliminating special wiring! The Switch Tender is so easy to install, you'll have your whole layout upgraded in no time. Designed for use with all scales of model trains.
 

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Switch Tender Switch Machine

Item #: 83201
$18.95
QuantityPrice
1 – 9$18.95
10 – 24$15.95
25 – 99$14.95
100 +$13.95

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Slow-Motion Switch Machine is Quiet, Dependable and Easy to Install


You're crouching down, watching your train slowly gliding towards the junction. Suddenly, you hear a loud THUNK and see ballast flying as the switch is thrown. Then your train derails as it passes by an ugly, black switch machine mounted next to the track. The realism has been spoiled and you feel disgusted. You need to upgrade your switch machines to the Switch Tender, the finest switch machine available today. The Switch Tender, mounted under the layout, uses a quiet, slow motion 12v DC gearmotor and a simple, easy-to-install linkage to gently throw the switch. The cycle takes a realistic 1 second from start-to-finish, and the points are held in positive contact with the running rails, preventing derailments while maintaining electrical continuity. The power to the low current motor is on constantly, so your panel lights and track signals can be wired to the switch machine toggle switch, eliminating special wiring! The Switch Tender is so easy to install, you'll have your whole layout upgraded in no time. Designed for use with all scales of model trains.
 
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Switch Tender includes motor, mounting bracket, linkage for before or after track installation, hardware, wiring diagrams and instructions. Overall height: 2.200 inches (55.88mm). Overall length: 2.640 inches (67.06 mm). Overall width: 1.040 inches (26.42mm). Current draw at 12v DC: 0.025a while running; 0.060a when stalled