Re: Reverse Loop Finder
Best to draw it out so you can see it. First yes you double gap both ends. If you draw the rails on paper with one being black and the other rail say red. When the red meets up with a black you have a short. Thus the need for a double gap. But an engine or lighted passenger car is not on one side and then magically on the other side of the gap. You have for a period of time one truck on one side and the other truck on the other side.
So you need a way to flip polarity very fast.
More complicated is if your reverse loop isn’t long enough. But that is for later after you get the above concept.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of Tom G. via Groups.Io <tjg81296@...>Thanks for the tip!
Sent: Monday, March 4, 2019 14:46
Subject: Re: [w4dccqa] Reverse Loop Finder
Can someone explain why my thinking is incorrect? If you gap the rails into the loop and apply bus power to both sides, separately, why does it matter if there’s a reverse loop? Won’t the train just get power and keep trucking?
On Mar 4, 2019, at 3:35 PM, rhemker <rhemker@...> wrote: