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Old 21-02-2018, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default Peco SL-90 Double Slip

Would be interested to know peoples view of the Peco SL-90 Double Slip. As there is not an electrofrog version of this in code 100, I would appreciate feedback. Is it reliable as an insulfrog point or should I steer clear.

My DCC track plan currently doesn't have any, but it would work better with them, however, I don't want to add them and then run into issues. All my other points are electrofrog.

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I have both double and single slips on mine - no issues at all.
I did find setting routes to be a challenge until I fitted indicator lights to the control panel.
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My layout is the same as yours Mr. B. and I can say I have never had any problems with the DS. Can be a bit of a nuisnace to route properly (as Steve M has said) but you just need to keep in mind the tie bar at one end dictates the route at the other end. R-
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The insulfrog double slip was the only new point I bought for a dcc layout and works fine despite issues that often exist with dead frogs on dcc. I did however have one problem with it in that once ballasted in place one exit road was electrically dead, obviously a wire link underneath had become loose, and an extra feed wire was needed. The double slip itself only needs track power connections to the outer rails. In terms of routing I used a diode matrix driven by relays worked by the dcc accessory module so I do not need to work out how the double slip is set; just key in the route I want setting;
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Thanks guys that has put my mind at ease and I will therefore incorporate them in the plan.
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The best way to represent double-slips on a track plan or control panel is as two separate points. Makes it very easy to set up routes.
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On another double slip, not a Peco one which is why I did not refer to it originally, the point motors work on the same two DCC addresses as associated point work, so there is no need to work out which bit of the double slip needs changing, just throw the points around it as needed and the slip corresponds appropriately. Use of Cobalt IP Digital motors makes this easy to implement as each motor has its own decoder so a number can work on the same address if needed.
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I have several on my new layout. So far no issues. I installed IRJs on every rail end to completely isolate the DS, then soldered a dropper wire at centre of the DS to each outside rail.
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