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Auto Switching a crossover Question

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Auto Switching a crossover Question
Posted by SleeperN06 on Sunday, March 02, 2008 7:37 PM

Hi guys, I have another question about crossover switch wiring. I have two Atlas turnouts connected together for a crossover but I keep forgetting to throw back the switch after the train has passed through.

Is there away to automatically switch back with out buying an expensive detection system?

I already looked into buying a Digitrax DS64 & BD4, but I don’t want the expense right now. I was thinking of a delayed reed switch activated as the last car passes through to momentary activate the snap switch or maybe an adjustable time-delay relay.

I have a portable layout and I’m using the Atlas remote switches because I don’t want anything hanging underneath that could be broke off.

Thanks, JohnnyB
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Posted by BlueHillsCPR on Sunday, March 02, 2008 8:25 PM

The discussion and resulting circuits in this thread may be useful in solving your problem.

http://www.trains.com/trccs/forums/1330014/ShowPost.aspx 

 

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Posted by SleeperN06 on Sunday, March 02, 2008 9:10 PM
Thanks thats exactly what I'm looking for.Cool [8D]
Thanks, JohnnyB

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