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TL-0037

.037" Diameter Throwbar Wire For Tortoise™ Switch Machines

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The wire that should have been included with your Tortoise switch machine!

The wire that is included with Tortoise switch machines is 0.022" in diameter. While this works OK for commercial turnouts that have not been installed and ballasted, it can prove to be a bit flimsy for hand laid switches once they are installed and ballasted in place.

This wire is 0.037" in diameter and is the perfect size for hand laid switches. It will transmit ample power from the switch machine to the switch points, but is not so strong that it damages the throwbar. This size wire can be difficult to find, and usually a compromise has to be made resulting in wire that is too stiff and can break the solder joints at the throwbar.

Each piece is 12" long.

Important Note: Do not cut this wire to length using your Rail Cutters! Be sure to use a hardened pair of side cutters instead.

5 Stars
I use the Tortoise below the track by about 2.5 inches. The wire that came with the switch machine had no chance of throwing my HO scale #5 and #6 switches. These wires have the strength to throw the switch. It is wonderful that Fast Tracks caries these "accessories" for the wonderful turnout building jigs.
Reviewed by (Verified Buyer)  - 12/15/2016
3 out of 3 customers found this review helpful
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5 Stars
Much better than the wire that comes with the Tortoise machines. Like its sturdiness.
Reviewed by (Verified Buyer)  - 11/4/2016
2 out of 2 customers found this review helpful
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5/5
5 Stars
I purchased this wire for my Tortoise switch machines because parts of my layout base are 2" thick and wanted a stronger wire to operate them. I like that the wires are 12" long so I can get the length I need to operate the turn outs along with the larger diameter.
Reviewed by (Verified Buyer)  - 3/8/2017
1 out of 1 customers found this review helpful
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5 Stars
Had lost a couple of Tortoise throwbar wires whilst constructing a new model railway, searched the internet and found .037" throwbar wire. In operation the Tortoise operation is much more positive and somewhat better than the original supplied wire. Glad I found them.
Reviewed by (Verified Buyer)  - 6/8/2017
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5/5