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BF-0025

10 Pack BullFrog Manual Turnout Control - Unassembled

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10 Pack BullFrog Manual Turnout Control - Unassembled


$63.00
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$63.00

Bulk package of 10 un-assembled BullFrog switch machines. Save $7!

One of the least expensive manual turnout controls available anywhere, the BullFrog not only offers a low cost manual turnout control solution, but includes all of the same features you come to expect from a turnout control plus more.

  • Integrated Control Rod Mount - You have to purchase this separately for other turnout controls
  • Automatic Power Routing - Integrated SPDT switch with the option of adding an additional switch for DPDT
  • Very Small Mounting Footprint - One of the smallest undermount footprints available
  • Solid, Robust Operation - Thoroughly tested to over 100,000 operations!
  • Full Selection of Supporting Products - Control rods, joiner kits, rod hangers, panel knobs, etc.

This version of the BullFrog comes un-assembled, and includes all of the parts you need to build ten complete switch machines, including:

  • All pre-cut wood pieces
  • Locking hardware
  • Control wire
  • SPDT microswitch
  • All screws, nuts & washers

To assemble the switch you will need white glue. a modeling knife, fine sandpaper, #2 philips screwdriver, and about 15 minutes of time. (The first one may take you a bit longer.)

The BullFrog is easy to mount under your layout with just two screws and will work with all scales from Z to O. The control wire offers high torque and a long throw, making it easy to mount the control with minimal alignment problems.

Use your own control rod, or purchase the control rod kit to connect the BullFrog to your control panel using a a nylon control rod that includes a Z bend connector, and decorative knob. We also offer a number of additional accessories.

Will the BullFrog fit under your layout?

Download the detailed dimensional diagram of an assembled BullFrog to be sure.

BullFrog Dimensional Drawing

The control rod (the rod that connects the BullFrog to your control panel) is sold separately and can be ordered from here.

The movement of the control rod is approximately 1".

4 Stars
1. Goes together well. I used ACC instead of white glue which seems to work just fine, as long as the wood is well saturated--2 applications work best, the first to seal the wood and the second to complete the bond. Thin ACC is great because it will wick into the wood after dry assembly rather than requiring application before. 2. The panel for anchoring the turnout control can easily be assembled backwards--marking or a note on the instructions would be nice. 2. Under layout mounting could be easier, as there's no good visual way to align the throw rod when under a large surface like a yard. 2. The throw wirecan be too stiff. I'm using PBL/Tomalco stub switches and the rod applies too much force to the stub throw bar--pushing it over the top of the limit "bump" on the head block. 3. An extra mounting flange would be nice to use as a drilling template. I can use one from the as-yet un-assembled units but that will end when I assemble the last one. 4. Screw size for mounting under the layout should be specified (it's #6 US). 5. A simple lever device for reversing the throw of the turnout control rods would be nice. I'd like all of the primary route alignments to be pushed in but most of mine are turning out to be out because of my track configuration. 6. What the heck do I use to cut the throw wire? It's so hard that it will damage any cutting tool I have except a cutting disk on a Dremel.
Reviewed by (Verified Buyer)  - 12/12/2016
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4/5
5 Stars
Third order for these. Using exclusively. Top notch and durable. No failures or mis-steps thru seven complete operating sessions.
Reviewed by (Verified Buyer)  - 3/13/2017
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5/5

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