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reverser question
Posted by ndbprr on Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:29 PM

Dogbone layout with a staging area for each of three tracks in the return loops.  Therefore the layout portion is six tracks wide (PRR corridor).  Logic say's the visible portion should all have the same polarity regardless of direction since locaals will cross over to both sides so the reverser goes on each of the three tracks on the loops.  I assume that one reverser for each loop is adequate and it does not matter which end shorts the reverser regardless of where in the loop it is connected. Odds of having trains entering and exiting the loops on the same track at the same time are about a million to one. thank you.

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Posted by gregc on Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:41 PM

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Posted by richhotrain on Sunday, February 10, 2019 1:52 PM

ndbprr

Dogbone layout with a staging area for each of three tracks in the return loops.  Therefore the layout portion is six tracks wide (PRR corridor).  Logic say's the visible portion should all have the same polarity regardless of direction since locaals will cross over to both sides so the reverser goes on each of the three tracks on the loops.  I assume that one reverser for each loop is adequate and it does not matter which end shorts the reverser regardless of where in the loop it is connected. Odds of having trains entering and exiting the loops on the same track at the same time are about a million to one. thank you.

 

That's right. One reverser in each loop. The rest of the layout should all be wired to the same polarity. Gap off the two end loops and you are good to go.

Rich

Alton Junction

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