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A Confused Wabbit

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A Confused Wabbit
Posted by 2021 on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 7:13 PM

I need a little help in understanding exactly how the Wabbit works.  I want to build a mountainous section of track on a peninsula of my layout.  To get the maximum curves I want a reverse loop on both ends of a 30 foot rising track section (this will not tie into my main line) and I want continuous run.  In reading about the Wabbit, it seems to do what I want, but I have a few questions.  Do I still need an auto reverse unit or is it part of the Wabbit circuitry?  Do I need a sensor to determine train location (the reverse loop will be much larger than any train I would run)?  Will one Wabbit run both tortoises at each of the seperate loops?  This seems too simple so I'm afraid I'm missing something.

Ron K.

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Posted by jrbernier on Friday, March 7, 2008 8:42 AM

Ron,

  The Wabbit with 'Auto Throw' the turnout so that it is aligned correctly as a train approaches from the frog end of the turnout.  It does not change the 'polarity'(either DC or DCC).  The complete manual is available on-line:

http://www.dccspecialties.com/products/pdf/man-wabbit.pdf

 

Jim Bernier

 

Modeling BNSF  and Milwaukee Road in SW Wisconsin

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Posted by jrbernier on Friday, March 7, 2008 8:44 AM

Ron,

  A little more information.  The 'sensor' is just a gap cut in the track - nothing special.  And as I have mentioned, you will need to handle polarity changing with something else....

 

Jim 

 

Modeling BNSF  and Milwaukee Road in SW Wisconsin

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