Loco Release Plate

This shot is of the other end of the sector plate. The principle is the same as that employed in the full length plate. Both the full sector plate and the loco plate pivot at one point: in this case a bolt in a brass tube which forms a bushing to reduce wear. This located under the nose of the short hood on 4811. Power is fed permanently through this end of the plate. Use of DCC allows for just two wires for each track.

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