Re: Placing an Auto Reverser on a Layout With Circuit Breakers

Don Vollrath

Rich... A followup on your original line of thinking is that a short circuit anywhere on the layout should stop all trains. This makes perfect sense on a single operator layout if you plan on letting a train run continuously on the main line loops while you busy yourself operating another to perform switching moves. This can be accomplished by dispensing with separate protected power districts (except for A-R sections) and let the single booster trip when there is a shorting problem, regardless of where it exists. Just be careful to be sure that the booster trip level is not likely to cause damage if it keeps recycling and pay attention to quickly find the issue and remove power while you fix the issue.


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