Track Accessories (1 of 3)

Classification of the various kinds of accessories isn't always clear. For example, the TM Guide calls the #26810 Pow-R-Clips an Electrical Accessory, but the various Track Terminals that serve the identical function are called Track Accessories. I deviate from TM by listing the Pow-R-Clips as a Track Accessory.

In The Gilbert Gallery, Track Accessories either are mounted on the track or connect track (i.e., track locks). Electrical Accessories are whistle and horn controllers, the Lockout Eliminator, wire, rectifiers, circuit breakers, and the like. The Reverse Loop Relay and Kit defy definition and are listed both places. Accessories that are integral with track (e.g., track pins and rerailers) are listed with
Track & Switches. Track Ballast is another anomaly, listed both here and in Landscape Accessories. Semaphores, gates, and crossing signals are Operating Accessories. Track cleaning fluid is included among Supplies.

The Track Accessories are split up over three web pages:
                       #670 through #698 are this page 1
                       #704 through #713 are on
page 2
                       #728 and above are on
page 3

Unless otherwise specified, the pictures on this page are from the collection of The Upstairs Train.

If you have a picture that you would like to share with the world of any of the Track Accessories not shown here (or a better picture of one that is shown!), email them to me: Click
here for a list of the  pictures I need to complete the Gallery.

#670 Track Trip made in 1955 & 1956.
It connects to one rail and spans the fiber pin between two sections of track.
It "senses" the presence of an engine by its current draw.

#690 Track Terminal made in 1946 thru 1956.

#693 Track Locks made in 1948 thru 1956.
(Picture courtesy of ebay seller

#695 Track Trip with two metal sensing plates and Fahnstock clips made in 1946.
The two brass buttons under an engine made contact with the metal plates in the track trip.
So few were made that many people believe none were made; they are very rare.
(Picture courtesy of Lonny Beno.)

#695 Reverse Loop Relay with green-painted die-cast body made in 1955 & 1956.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)

#696 Track Trip with die-cast shoe to activate flashers made in 1946 thru 1948.

#696 Track Trip
with plastic shoe
made in 1949 thru 1957.

#697 Track Trip made in 1950 thru 1954.

#698 Reverse Loop Kit made in 1949, 1950 and 1952 thru 1954.  Kit contains three No. 690 Track Terminals, one double-pole double-throw switch, plus other required pieces and hardware.
(Picture courtesy of an anonymous donor.)

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