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Walthers 130' Turntable and Lead Track Question!

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Walthers 130' Turntable and Lead Track Question!
Posted by Trainzman2435 on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:59 PM

Hello everyone, just curious....On the approach track leading to my turntable, should the feeder wires be the opposite of how the main line is wired or do i need an auto reverser? I attached the feeder wires the same as i have the rest of the track but when i powered on my DCC system i had a short. After disconnecting the feeder wires from the approach trach all is good except i have no track power to my approach track leading onto the turntable. Thanks!

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Posted by RR_Mel on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:38 PM

My layout is wired for Block Control and the block switches take care of track polarity.

I operate my layout dual mode, DC or DCC and my DCC system works fine on my DC wiring.  This is a section from my control panel of my turntable and roundhouse.  The circles are for DPDT center off switches control the power (reversing) to the rails.



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Posted by Trainzman2435 on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:19 PM

RR_Mel

My layout is wired for Block Control and the block switches take care of track polarity.

I operate my layout dual mode, DC or DCC and my DCC system works fine on my DC wiring.  This is a section from my control panel of my turntable and roundhouse.  The circles are for DPDT center off switches control the power (reversing) to the rails.



Mel


 
My Model Railroad   
http://melvineperry.blogspot.com/

 
Bakersfield, California
 
I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.

 

 

Mel, as usual i really appreciate you replying to my dilema lol....Turns out i made a rookie mistake....After looking over my yard that is in the "Trial" stage i noticed that i had joined together 2 Peco Electrofrog turnouts by mistake....I had been using both Insulfrog as well as Electrofrogs and somehow overlooked that i had accidentally joined 2 of the electros together without gapping them....After isolating them i have no problems now. Now to learn how to actually program this turntable lol....Thanks again Sir!

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