Code 100 Remote Snap Switch RH N/S

These switches have a remote control switch machine attached so you can wire the switch to be "thrown" (changing the direction of the rail), from your control panel rather than from the switch itself.

Atlas Code 100 Remote Snap Switch RH N/S HO Scale Nickel Silver Model Train Track #851
 Atlas # atl851
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Specifications :

Scale: HO

  • Atlas Product Number: 851
  • Walthers Product Number: 150-851
  • Walthers Catalog: 2015 HO, page 237
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"Unbelievably, the snap switch has evolved"
I remember the Atlas snap switches of my youth very clearly: the points were stamped sheet metal, riveted both at their pivot points and to the throwbar. They looked terrible, but could be made to perform well if you were willing to solder feeders to the points. The ones I recently received from Hobbylinc have actually been slightly updated. The points are now milled from a normal length of rail, and the rivets are gone. The throwbar is an all-plastic affair which the point rails clip into. the stock rails have a bit of milled in them for the points to nestle into... not very prototypical, but it seems to work decently well with my collection of oddball geared steam engines. The switch machines are still susceptible to overheating if current is applied for too long, but that's easy enough to fix with a simple capacitive discharge system. But, all in all, these look and perform far better than what I remember.

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  • Nickel/Silver rails with black railroad ties
  • Wiring instructions are listed on the back of the package
  • Positive mechanical attachments of points
  • Better electrical conductivity


Scale: HO

  • Atlas Product Number: 851
  • Walthers Product Number: 150-851
  • Walthers Catalog: 2015 HO, page 237


  • One Standard Switch--Right-Hand Remote
  • One 1/3 Radius Track (18")
  • One #56 Switch Control Box
  • Hardware
  • Six Rail Joiners (Nickel Silver)

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"Works great"
Thsee switches work great and I am looking foward to adding more to my layout.

"RH Remote Atlas Snap Switch"
nice reliable Atlas snap switch. I like hearing the “snap” sound when activated. All total I have 11 remote snap switches from various time periods and they’ve worked flawlessly

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