Re: Emergency stop button -- Annuder Variant


On a different take get an Atlas Snap relay (#200) and put it between the system and the track. Place push buttons in appropriate places around the layout.


Wire the control so when the emergency button is pressed it will interrupt power to the track. Put a reset push button someplace so you can reconnect power when the problem is cleared. It is not a true relay as it does not automatically return to it original position.


Since the Snap Relay is a DPDT switch when the power is interrupted from the track, the DCC power could be diverted to a set of flashing lights to indicate the emergency stop had been activate.


This set up eliminates fussing with the 120V power.


The relay is #200 in the Atlas line. A new one will cost $12, but I have seen them on eBay for $1.



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