The brand new remote just released, that I received last month looks and feels identical to the old ones. The sales slip says 50-1038 the package says 50-1002.
I did not change to the new thumbwheel as just the cradle was broken on both these remotes I had bought used shown in above post photos. I just took these to a local electronics repair shop today that does fine soldering. He heated the pins and sucked the solder off then I pulled out the old cradle and installed the new cradles and he soldered the boards back on all in about 10 minutes, I put them back together and down loaded to them the latest software and downloaded all my engines to these from my other remote files. Again these cradles that I received in the mail from MTH about 2 weeks back, with some spare cradles and some with replacement thumbwheels installed in new cradles. All of these looked fairly close to the original cradles they do not appear to have any more strength to them and I expect over the years they will break as did the old style. I think I will have to order from MTH the new thumbwheels with cradles they speak of that are stronger???
Here is the image that was with the new thumbwheels BG-5000000;