1122 turn out question

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Posted by trains2353 on Sunday, March 12, 2017 10:11 AM

Correct! It was a loose pin. Loose on the switch and the track. "Tightened" the rails a bit; now it is fine!

Thanks again for all the help!

I just took a 1122E and did a stand alone continuity test.  The center rails at all three end points have continuity regardless of the direction the switch is turned.  I expected this, but did the test anyway.  As I said, I remember having this problem at some point and it turned out to be a track pin.

 

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Posted by alank on Sunday, March 12, 2017 12:02 PM

Good to hear you found your problem.  There is nothing wrong with using used switches, but you need to check them before use.   Just yesterday I was doing something with some used O27 track and removed a pin.   While the exposed end of the pin looked good before I removed it, the inserted end showed signs of discolorization.   I ask myself if this is a dissimilar metals problem or a moisture problem.   Your 1122E is at least maybe 48 years old.   Anyhow good to hear you have things working.

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