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Granite Gorge and Northern

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Granite Gorge and Northern
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, July 30, 2001 1:23 PM
I was given a complete layout with scenry, mountains,etc. I am having a problem with the "cab control" In one direction two trains can be controled indenpently by their transformer and selector. In the opposite direction, one transformer makes both trains run, even when one transformer is "off"` Hope I have explained this clearly. Any ideas??!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 01, 2001 11:39 PM
It depends on how the layout is wired. You do not specify what type of switches are controlling the cabs or if the problem is throughout the layout or just in one block. If toggle switches are used to reverse the direction then one throttle is probably feeding both switches on one side of the switch. If you are using Atlas control components then the section that feeds that block of the layout may need to be replaced.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 03, 2001 6:37 PM
James:
Electrical is all Atlas: selector 215; connector 205;and switch control 56. The fellow used the following book for wiring, "The complete Atlas wiring book # 12". The problem is not isolated, its all over. The guy told me that he noticed the problem after he compleged the writing job.
What should I be looking for?
Rowland


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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, August 04, 2001 12:37 PM
There several things that could cause this and it is hard to trouble shoot this kind of problem without being able to visualy check the wiring so let me ask a few questions.
1. Is the problem throughout the layout or just in select blocks?
2. Does the problem perist with both powerpacks or does it occur with only one. Ie: If you turn of cab 1 does the problem persist? If you turn of cab 2 does the problem still persist?
3. Have you traced the wires and made sure that all the leads from one power source are all connected to the same side of the selectors and the leads from the second are all on the other side?
4. Is the layout using common rail wiring? If so, are all the rail insulators on the same rail?
5. Ha you taken the wires off the selectors and connectors and checked the selector and connector outputs to see wich pack is feeding wich? Cab 1 should be feeding allthe leads on one side, but not the other etc.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 06, 2001 10:47 AM
James,
I will check your last reply item #5, then I will get back to you.

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 09, 2001 9:39 AM
James.Had to disassemble my train table because of water in the basement(table is in the basement bedroom). Will let you know when all is up again.
Rowland

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