Re: reverser gaps

Bob Pombrio <bob_pombrio@...>

   of course I didn't fully read the instructions... :)  For now the gap is not filled but I see what you mean by filling it in, I'll get to it eventually.  My bigger problem is that my Frog Juicer is not supplying power to the section at all right now...  I hit that last night and I have not had a chance to look into the problem yet.  Been busy with other less enjoyable things so far today.


From: Ed S
To: WiringForDCC@...
Sent: Saturday, March 8, 2014 3:27 PM
Subject: Re: [WiringForDCC] reverser gaps


Just a thin gap, but fill it with plastic, thin styrene works. Super
glue in place, then lightly file to shape. This would help keep a
metal wheel from touching both rails at the same time and more
important keep the rails from creeping together and shorting.

But wait there is more. Read the instructions for your reverser....
Yes I know nobody does..... My reverser instructions recommended the
gaps should be staggered a bit so the reverser would work better.
Yours may not.

Ed S

At 02:22 PM 3/2/2014, you wrote:
>Ok I have run into a problem on my layout where I need to have a
>reverser in a section. My question is how big must the gap be? Big
>enough that a wheel rolling across it does not 'bridge' the gap? Or
>does it need to be long enough that a truck can fit in it? I'm
>inclined to thing that it only need to be big enough for a wheel but
>I want to be sure before I start cutting track.
>Bob P.

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