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Thanks for your reply. I understand how a conventional wye would work, but I am far from conventional.
Look in the photo section, if you list the albums by latest first my album should come up first. ( Ed S stuff).
Open the album and look at the "complete layout". At this point let me say my layout is geared to switching and making up trains. It will have two main tracks that will be kept clear while switching is taking place in the yards. DCC made this all possible.
At the bottom is the yard I am talking about. To the left is one leg of the wye and way over to the right is the other leg. You will see that there are two yards involved.
The left one is a passenger yard so I can back passenger cars into a station. The yard to the right is a freight yard for staging.
Neither leg is long enough for a lighted passenger train or a freight train with a lit caboose. Both legs need to lead into the yards so I can clear the main while cutting the cars.
My plan is to put gaps in the wye legs near the main line and consider all that yardage as one district, controlled by a circuit breaker / reverser. ( even a few tail light bulbs in critical areas). I am using an 8 amp booster for the whole layout with 4 amp circuit breakers for the large districts. Most of my engine are very old and some draw near one amp. So a lash-up or helper can draw two or three amps.
Once a train is in a yard, another train can enter the other yard so I could be working a passenger spotting and another person can be cutting freight cars.
I know it looks complicated but like I said I am not a conventional person.
Take a look and let me know if you see any errors in my logic. Next up is a triple cross over using two double slip switches and four turnouts that create another reverse.
At 03:08 PM 2/6/2014, you wrote: