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Frog Power for Atlas #6 Turnouts: Two More Solutions

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Frog Power for Atlas #6 Turnouts: Two More Solutions
Posted by yorkpacirca1953 on Saturday, November 8, 2014 7:10 PM

Prior to joining discussion group, I visited posts on powering Atlas turnout frogs.  Frog metal is not solderable. #8's not a problem as Atlas provides a solderable tab outside the gauge.  #6's have doughnut tab molded to frog casting. I tried one contributor's clever solution, namely, inserting a 1-72 brass screw into the "doughnut hole."  I couldn't make this work until I found my Kadee 1-72 tap set (never before used).  Following instructions, I threaded the hole.  Screwed in the brass screw, hooked drop around it, tightened, tested for electrical continuity: success!  Also, Atlas sells a pair of inexpensive parts: 200001 screws and 200002 busbars. Call, these parts aren't in the catalog.  They work well but bar can't be easily installed if turnout is already fastened in place, as a gap in the tie web must be widened. Best done at workbench prior to turnout installation.

Tags: frog , turnout , Wiring

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