Re: DCC-Friendly Walthers/Shinohara Turnouts

vincent marino

Dante I haven't gotten to the frogs yet. I'm still wiring the layout. See
the enclosed schematic and correct any problems you see.

Vincent Marino
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On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 11:32 AM, Annette and Dante Fuligni
dfuligni2144@... [WiringForDCC] <WiringForDCC@...>

Relax! I have a Walthers/Shinohara 3-way on my layout controlled by basic,
non-powered Caboose controls. All frogs are, of course, isolated. It has
bottom-of-rail connections between powered rails and the unpowered rails
branching off the frogs (true of all DCC-friendly W/S turnouts). Therefore,
power-routing is not an issue.

That being said, there are a couple of possible problems that depend on
your motive power:

• First, there is a small section of rail between the 2 smallest frogs.
Some motive power might short on this piece of rail. The typical solution,
I believe, is to coat this short section with nail polish or equal.

• Second, again depending on your motive power, some equipment might lose
power over the isolated frogs. This can be resolved in the usual ways:
keep-alive decoders in the motive power or frog-powering controls or
Frog-Juicers. I added Frog-Juicers: one to power the largest frog and one
to power the 2 smallest frogs (one juicer can serve 2 frogs in this case
because there will never be 2 different pieces of motive power traversing
those 2 frogs the same time).

Remember, your particular motive power might not trigger either of the
above issues.

Dante F

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