K-LINE O72 SWITCH USE WITH LIONEL O72 SWITCH ELECTRICALLY

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K-LINE O72 SWITCH USE WITH LIONEL O72 SWITCH ELECTRICALLY
Posted by SpeedyD on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 9:31 AM

I have purchased and installed a number of K-Line 072 Switches. The problem with roller drop thru the switch has been solved with the addition of a small piece of sghped wood to extend rollers past the end of the frog. I would like to have my switches operate elecrically with Lionel 072 switches. I now must wire these devils together. Note:I have taken the K-line controller apart and find a resistor and diode in there? What I want to do is use an insulated outside rail to set a switch coming up my mountain to Left. This should be a simple short, just like the insulated rail which causes a regular Lionel or K-LIne (Lionel) switch to throw just like rail  built into the non-derailing feature if the switch. . This then sends the train coming up in the right direction. The return down from the mountain should also work? I am plannning to have another sensor rail throw a switch at the  at the bottom to the right into a pasing siding. 

In my head this seems like it will work.  I plan on some testing shortly. Does anyone have an experience using this type  of automatic operation, or no-no's for using the K-line Lionel with regular Lionel 072 seitches?

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