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SideWinder Horizontal BullFrog Mounting Kit

BF-0030
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Have very limited space to mount a switch machine? Using our SideWinder Horizontal BullFrog mounting kit, you can mount the BullFrog machine (sold separately) on its side in a space only 1-1/8" high!

The SideWinder mount also has the added bonus of reversing the throw of the machine, so the switch points move in the same direction as the control knob.

The design of the BullFrog Switch Machine is such that the points move in the opposite direction of the control knob; using the SideWinder will correct this and allow them to move in the same direction as the control knob, as can be seen in the video below.

  • Very Small Profile - Only 1-1/8" of clearance required!
  • Reverses Travel of Control Rod - Points move in the same direction as the control knob
  • Simple Construction - Assemble in minutes!
  • Works with any BullFrog - Simply bolt in a pre-built BullFrog Switch Machine
  • Full Selection of Supporting Products - Control rods, joiner kits, rod hangers, etc.

The SideWinder kit comes un-assembled and includes all of the parts you need to build a complete unit, including:

  • All pre-cut wood pieces
  • Control wire
  • All screws, nuts & washers

To assemble the SideWinder, you will need wood glue, a modeling knife, fine sandpaper, a #2 Philips screwdriver, and about 15 minutes. (The first one may take you a bit longer.)

A BullFrog mounted in The SideWinder is easy to mount under your layout with just four wood 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 nylon rod that includes a Z bend connector and operation knob. We also offer several additional accessories.

Will a Horizontally mounted BullFrog & Sidewinder fit under your layout?

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

SideWinder Dimensional Drawing

The control rod (the rod that connects the BullFrog to your control panel) is sold separately.

The movement of the control rod is approximately 1".

2 reviews for SideWinder Horizontal BullFrog Mounting Kit

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alan Mueller (verified owner)

    Changes travel direction of control rod 90-degrees and fits a T-Track module easily.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Paul Buhrke (verified owner)

    The perfect answer to a mounting problem. Easy to assemble and connect.

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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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