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HO resistor wheel sets?

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HO resistor wheel sets?
Posted by loathar on Saturday, February 25, 2006 11:25 AM
I saw that Jay Bee Ent. sells these. What would you use them for? I'm assuming one side would be isolated.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 25, 2006 11:36 AM
They are used so if you have block occupancy detection on your layout, and your train should happen to separate. your signal system doesnt show a clear block when infact there is a string of cars in it.
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Posted by loathar on Saturday, February 25, 2006 11:42 AM
Wouldn't that mess with your controller whether it be DC orDCC?
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 25, 2006 11:54 AM
No. Because the resisters creat a load and don't short out the track.

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Posted by modelmaker51 on Saturday, February 25, 2006 1:16 PM
Most of the block occupancy detectors sense current draw. With locos the motor serves as the current draw, with cars, wheels with resistors do it.

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