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    I decided to go ahead and purchase some test Altas #8 Code 80 switches, and I like what I see! Good electrical design. They feel solid. The metal frog looks better as is to me rather than the black void of the old switches. Of course any of them would look better painted.

    I think these may quickly become the switch of choice for N-Trak mainline activities, like crossovers!



    The back of the switch shows the electrical jumpers they have added which are a nice touch.



    They are about 7.5" long overall, with an Atlas #6 Code 80 to compare:



    Here's the whole family, a #4, #6, and #8.

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    Does that count as 'electrofrog'? Is power automatically routed to the frog or does that need to be done on our own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ender View Post
    Does that count as 'electrofrog'? Is power automatically routed to the frog or does that need to be done on our own?
    It's a "Unifrog" design in Peco's terminology.

    Power is not routed by the switch itself, and out of the box that entire metal frog is as dead as the old plastic one. It is usable in this configuration.

    I think they expect most people will power-route the frog though, given the relatively large size of it. They have made that as easy as possible with the ring on the side and a solder point on the bottom.
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    Isn't that turnout on the left actually a PECO?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    Isn't that turnout on the left actually a PECO?
    Doh. I attached the wrong photo! I will fix in the AM. It is a Peco, good eye.
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    No worries!
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    Let's try this again. Atlas #4, #6 and #8.

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