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Hi Everyone,

I need to change out the wire that comes with the switch motor for a stronger one because of the distance from the switch motor to the turn out. What size have you used when changing out the wire provided with the tortoise switch motor.

Thanks for your suggestions in advance,


Last edited by luvindemtrains
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For 3-rail Ross switches, I usually use 0.031" music wire.  If the reach is really long, then 0.047" works well.  You'll need to enlarge the hole in the black moving nub on the Tortoise in order to use either of these wire sizes.

The wire that comes with the Tortoise is 0.025" (if I recall correctly) and is overly wimpy.

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