Re: switches and lights

Vollrath, Don <dvollrath@...>

Not directly, if I understand your question correctly.
The Atlas Snap Switches (the turnout) have a metal but non-powered frog.
You can power the frog by using external microswitches or relays, one of which is also called an Atlas Snap-Switch. This device is a twin coil mechanical latching relay that can be wired in parallel with the Atlas twin coil switch machine that operates the turnout. The contacts of this relay can then be used to power the frog at the right polarity or operate a signal circuit. Once you have that, look at Allan's wiring aids at

-----Original Message-----
From: Les Crawford []
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2005 8:25 AM
Subject: [WiringForDCC] switches and lights

Good Morning, I am new to this list and my question is:

Is it possible using Atlas snap switches and DCC, to connect a two
light signal to it, to show red or green depending on which way the
switch is, without having to do it manually? Thank you for any help.

Canadian Eastern Inland RR

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