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Switch Busting
Posted by KidatHeart06 on Sunday, April 13, 2008 6:10 PM
 I'm looking for a circuit or wiring diagram that I could use to STOP a train if the turnout is set wrong. Anybody have one? Thanks!

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Posted by GraniteRailroader on Sunday, April 13, 2008 6:29 PM
Use power routing turnouts or one of the turnout motors that provides relay driven contacts. Use insulators on your track joints about halfway in from each side so that it's only powered "completely" when both sides are lined properly.

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Posted by nof on Monday, April 14, 2008 7:24 AM

Hello!

If your layout is for DCC you can have a section before the turnout that you feed with DC when the turnout is 'wrong', the train will than slow down and stop. When the DC is replaced with DCC the train will continue to run at its earlier speed. See page 33 in the Digitrax Mobile decoder manual for more information. This feature in the decoder is probably NMRA standard and if so more than Digitrax decoders will work. To get DC instead of DCC to the track will need that you use switches in the turnout and a little more electronics to avoid connecting DC to DCC via the locos whhels. I have a solution that I haven't tried so I will not show it until it's tested.

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Posted by selector on Monday, April 14, 2008 11:55 AM

Hi.  This thread http://cs.trains.com/forums/1411584/ShowPost.aspx is on this same page, just below you when I looked for it.  It might contain relevant information for you.

 

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