The easy way to fit Gaugemaster Point Motors (PM10) (By Sam Hill)
The easy way to fit Gaugemaster Point Motors (PM10)
By Sam Hill
For this article club member Sam Hill has kindly taken the time to write & send in. Sam shows & shares an easy way to install the Gaugemaster PM10 Point Motors. So we’ll now hand you over to Sam.
My point motor of choice is the Gaugemaster Seep PM10 which is easy fit – no soldering needed and with screw mounting to baseboards. Justin sells them here: https://www.scalemodelscenery.
So, armed with point motors and template went to work.
Step 1 – track laid out, template cut out from the sheet its slipped under the track and liked up with the tiebar of the point. Then lift point away and drill the holes. Drill the tiebar firstly with a 2mm hole and then what I do is enlarge it to 8mm. This hole is always hidden under all the mechanics that make the point work but gives you much better visibility to the tiebar hole plus its easier than cutting a slot. Then drill holes using the same 2mm drill bit to mark where the screws need to go to hold the point motor in place. I marked 3 of the 4 holes (and probably should have done all 4).
Step 2 – flip the board over and you’ll find one large hole and 3 small holes. The point motor pole goes through the large hole into the tie bar and the 3 smaller holes are where the screws go to hold the motor in place.
Step 3 – wire up the point motor, I use Gaugemaster PM51 wire (https://www.
Step 4 – success – motor installed, and works perfectly. Means point motor installation can now be done in minutes with perfect accuracy! A great template – highly recommend you download it today!
The club admin team would like to thank Sam Hill for taking time to write & photograph this article.
Many thanks the club admin team.