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Old 09-18-2012, 05:57 AM   #10
Bill Harris
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I'll vote with Disston on this: points using a points amplifier (Dyna Booster). It's not a "set it and forget it" system with zero maintenance-- you have to check and inspect the points at Major Service intervals and periodically adjust the gap as the rubbing block wears and check the timing but at least this keeps you aware of the system. If the Booster ever goes out you can easily convert back to points-only and get back home. Electronics is reliable but it tends to go quickly and with catastrophic finality.
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