I recently received an order of a few cradles and thumbwheels mounted in cradles from MTH to repair these and future broken cradles. I was hoping from the previous post from MTH on this thread that they might be the reinforced version. But from what I can see I guess it will be the next run they do that will have the stronger cradle design. The new thumbwheel on the left is one I had purchased as a spare a few years ago. The one on the right is the new one I just received that has the instructions to rewire for thumbwheel to operate in the correct direction.