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TadPole Remote Control Rod Mount

BF-0004
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The TadPole provides a way of offsetting the control rod mount away from the BullFrog. This makes the overall size of the BullFrog considerably smaller so that you can fit it into tighter locations. The TadPole also allows you to mount the BullFrog in areas that are hard to reach with a control rod. You can even mount the TadPole around a corner from the BullFrog!

To use the BullFrog with the TadPole remote mount, build the BullFrog without the control rod mount. Instead, you build the BullFrog using the base included in this kit.

Will the TadPole fit?

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

TadPole Dimensional Drawing

The TadPole can only be used with the un-assembled version of the BullFrog as you need to build the BullFrog without the control rod mount.

Download the complete assembly and installation guide for the BullFrog and BullFrog Accessories.

3 reviews for TadPole Remote Control Rod Mount

  1. 4 out of 5

    Garrett Drozd (verified owner)

    simple assembly & operation,

  2. 4 out of 5

    Larry Klose (verified owner)

    Works fine but if the installation involves a lot of curvature for the control rod, the outer housing can slip out during operation. I fixed it by putting an anchor clamp on the housing and screwing it to the TP, which I was able to do because I had some extra clamps. Suggest a tighter fit for the housing or including a clamp.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Alan Mueller (verified owner)

    Allows you to mount the Bullfrog nearly anywhere.

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The BullFrog Switch Machine and Accessories

This all-in-one document provides complete instructions for assembling the BullFrog Manual Turnout Control, TadPole Remote Control Rod Mount, Control Rod Hanger/Joiner, Control Rod Kit, The SideWinder, and Decorative Knobs.

The BullFrog Manual Turnout Control

One of the least expensive manual turnout controls available anywhere; the BullFrog offers all the same features as more expensive turnout controls. It includes a full selection of options and accessories. This overview video explains how the system works.

Building The BullFrog Turnout Control - Part 1

Here Tim demonstrates how to put together the unassembled version of the BullFrog.

Building The BullFrog Turnout Control - Part 2

Here Tim demonstrates how to put together the unassembled version of the BullFrog.

Building The BullFrog Turnout Control - Part 3

Here Tim demonstrates how to put together the unassembled version of the BullFrog.

BullFrog Control Rod Kit

The control rod kit includes all of the parts that you will need to connect the BullFrog manual turnout control to your front panel.

BullFrog Dual Actuator For Free-Mo Layouts

The BullFrog Dual Actuator makes it easy to switch the BullFrog switch machine from both sides of your layout. Designed for Free-mo modules, the actuator can be used on any type of layout where you need to control the BullFrog manual turnout control from two locations.

BullFrog Manual Turnout Control - Stress Testing

Before releasing our new BullFrog manual turnout control, we built this test jig to stress test the design. After 100,000 cycles, the BullFrog showed no significant signs of wear. To simulate switching stress, we restrained the switch wire, which broke after 10,000 cycles, while the BullFrog was no worse for wear.

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