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The di­a­mond cross­ing has no point blades but ar­guably re­quires the most com­pli­cated switch­ing. There are two frogs, each of which is of the op­po­site po­lar­ity to the other, there­fore a di­a­mond cross­ing re­quires two switches, but the prin­ci­ple is the same. You can use Peco so­le­noids, fit­ted with PL-15 twin mi­croswitches. Mo­tors such as the Cobalt Ana­log ip and Tor­toise also have two switches that can be utilised in sit­u­a­tions such as these. Di­a­mond cross­ings are fre­quently used as part of a dou­ble junc­tion. In this case, the frogs on the di­a­mond cross­ing can be dou­bled up with the switches on one of the point mo­tors. You will have to watch out that the points are cor­rectly set and that the con­flict­ing route of the two main lines cross­ing each other isn’t se­lected.

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