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Does anyone know how I can get a replacement remote control box for my Lifelike turnout? I have searched all over, including, and the closest I can find is a control box by Atlas. I don't know how I would wire it, and I've read from other posts that if it's not wired correctly it could fry your switch box.

Are there any companies that may sell odd parts and pieces like the item I'm looking for?

Can anyone suggest the best way to approach this problem?

Thanks in advance for your feedback!


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i had a pair of these and IIRC they had non-removable remote machines (well not witout a surgery that is)

i would think atlas machines can be used - mounted mcgyver style. but if you going to spend money on this already, perhaps spend a bit more and get slightly better material ? life-didn't strike me as quality product.

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