Re: Understanding the Atlas Turnout Diagram

Blair & Rasa
 

Ryen

I presume this is the drawing you're referring to:

http://www.wiringfordcc.com/switches_atlas_roco.htm

If so, note my edits below.

... The option 1 bonds run to the corresponding bus wire {via the appropriate stock rail} as shown in the color above.

... The option 2 bonds run to the corresponding bus wire {via the appropriate stock rail} as shown in the color above.

The connection to the relevant bus is via the wires shown on the right hand side of the drawing, which are NOT optional.


What is not mentioned is that the frog rails to the right of the frog are implicitly wired to the appropriate bus wire, usually by

the use of metal rail joiners to the next section of track. If you err and use insulating joiners, these two rails will also require

jumpers, as they must be powered somehow.


I have no experience with the Atlas Wye you mention, so hopefully someone else can help you there.

Hope this helps.

Blair Smith

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