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 Post subject: BullFrog Tweaks
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:57 pm 
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We are a restless family. Never quite 100% satisfied with anything. Always trying to come up with better and easier ways to do things.

After we released the BullFrog manual turnout control this past month, we could see a number of ways we could improve the design even more. So Tim and Russ went back to the computer screens (AKA "Drawing Boards") and tweaked the design to make the BullFrog even better. Here is a list of the improvements we came up with:

  • Shorter - We managed to reduce the overall height of the BullFrog from 2.4" to 2"
  • Reduced Control Rod Stroke - The original stroke was nearly 2 1/2" long. It is now only 1" long.
  • Improved Latching - The original BullFrog used magnetic latching. While this worked well, we found that a mechanical latching system using a spring and ball is smoother and works even better.
  • Slotted Mounting Holes - This will make aligning the BullFrog under the layout easier.
  • Improved Fit - We tightened up the piece fitting to make it both a bit easier to assemble, and stronger

We also created a detailed dimensional drawing of the latest version of the BullFrog that you can download from here.

Our low price of $6.00 for the unassembled version and $9.00 for the assembled version has not changed. You can learn more and order the BullFrog from out website.

If you have an outstanding order with us that includes a BullFrog, the new version will be shipped to you.

Tim rendered up a few images showing the new design. We will be creating construction and installation videos very shortly as well.

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Ron Warris
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