Re: Magnetic Reed Switches
RicZ,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
The reed switch does not work that way. You would have to leave the magnet in place to turn them off. So you would need a Normally Closed Reed Switch (NC).
I am thinking about putting AAA rechargeable batteries in the car, with contacts out the bottom that would brush along a 4th and 5th rail under the car when it is in a terminal to pick up passengers. This would recharge the batteries with no human intervention. Also cool that the lights would stay on when you shut down the layout until the batteries discharged. In operation some cars may be on some off as in a real passenger train.
At 06:45 PM 4/15/2013, you wrote: