Re: Auto Reverse


Don Weigt
 

Jim, your tracks cross, but at no place can the train return to its origin going in the reverse direction. This is NOT a reversing loop! Either a reversing loop or a wye requires one or more turnouts. You have zero here, so not a reversing connection, as long as that's a simple crossing and the rails through each route aren't connected to the rails through the other.

Another way to check is to roll a car or loco or imaginary one through the route and see if there's ever a way the wheels on the right rail ever end up on the left rail of the same track section. If so, then no matter how convoluted the tracks, it's a reversing loop. If the wheels never swap rails, then there's no reversing loop or wye.

Don Weigt

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Don Weigt
Connecticut

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