Re: Wiring problem
Charles, I'm glad you were able to find the photo section, and get your track diagram posted.
You've already got both rails of the loop section gapped on both
ends of the loop. You need to attach the auto reverser so that the
wires from the main section go on the non-loop side of the
reverser, and the wires from the loop track go into the loop side
of the auto reverser.
Now, you have a branch off the right side of the loop to
consider. Is this a spur, or does it reconnect with your main
track somewhere further down? If it's a spur, no problem. But, if
it reconnects to your main track you may have another loop
depending on how it reconnects.
The further consideration is that you want to be careful that you
don't have wheels bridging the gaps on either end at the same
time. This is usually stated as no train longer than the loop from
gap to gap. The idea is that you don't want the possibility of
metal wheels bridging the gaps on one end at the same time as
another set of metal wheels are bridging the gaps on the other
end. That could also happen with two trains, one entering and the
other exiting at the same time.
Tim Timothy A Johnson, Tucson, AZ (www.sbb-bls-bahnen.com) European Train Enthusiasts, Central Arizona Chapter (www.ete.org)
On 3/5/2019 1:50 PM, Charles Cauble wrote:
I think I have the diagram of the loop in an albumn now. any suggestions of where to locate the MRC auto reverser?