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Walthers Switch Machines

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Walthers Switch Machines
Posted by Outsailing86 on Monday, April 5, 2021 7:01 AM

I'm looking at getting Walthers Layout Control switch machines for my new layout project. (Model Railroader Chester Branch)

can the Walthers Switch Machines connect to the Atlas signals? 

thanks! 

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Posted by Lastspikemike on Monday, April 5, 2021 2:17 PM

According to the advanced reference guide there are two microswitch outputs per turnout motor for other functions. Signals are mentioned. Whether the output is compatible specifically with an Atlas signalling system Walthers doesn't say.  

The microswitches are said to be suitable for powering frogs and the like. Walthers is DC powered but also DCC compatible. 

Alyth Yard

Canada

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Posted by ptack on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 4:00 PM

Does anyone know how to connect these microswitches? It appears that they do indeed exist in the sides of the circuitboard, but no where in the instructions or other documents from Walthers are they even identified, much less explained in terms of  connecting them.

 

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Posted by Ghostlines on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 8:21 PM

The switches on the side of the Walthers switch servos are not powered by the servo. They are just a 3 prong switch with a normaly open, normaly closed, and a common terminal that can be powered by a seperate sorce I use my track buss to power my frogs

Roger (aka Ghost)

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