Re: Emergency stop button -- IMHO
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i want to turn everything on the layout off with one switch, because of all you mentioned, including dinner.
Let’s go back a few weeks.
Someone posted that a friend had a fire in his basement. The firemen said it was caused by an electrical short in a train layout, the wire along the bottom of the table had heated up (main buss maybe) and started the fire.
The poster wanted to know if this was possible.... after a lot of discussion.... the owner of the layout admitted he had forgot to turn the layout off.
Most likely the main bus was not heavy enough wire to carry enough current to trip the booster. A minor short occurred, probably a derailment. The owner went to dinner, did not turn off the layout and …….. smoked the layout.
Since I am older and do dumb things, I thought it was best for me to be able to turn everything off in an emergency or when I leave the room.
So I came up with this Emergency Shut Off Button. It will work and do what I want it to do.... turn everything off. For quite awhile many have joined in the middle of the conversation and added many great ideas and I thank them all.
Can we STOP now pleaseeeeeeeeee?
Carl, we had those emergency stop button in the school shops where I taught. Probably where I got the bright idea.
At 11:40 AM 2/15/2014, you wrote: