WAYBACKWHEN--> I could not give up my Lionel 042 switches or my 100mph switches. I was old track devotee.
Then I saw a layout that Steve Bernnison (sp?) at Ross built for a friend. At that point I was hooked. I redesigned and replaced all of the Lionel switches with Steve's as well as Gargrave trackage.. Then after Dennis Zander came out with the DZ-1000s switch machines ( I replaced those as well with DZ-2500Cs) I would never go back to Lionel, Atlas or MTH switches.