Re: Understanding the Atlas Turnout Diagram

Dale Gloer
 

Ryen,

Blair has given a good description of how to read the diagram.  MY only additional comment is that you should never depend on contact between point rails and stock (Closure) rails or to the hinge points (rivets on your switches) for electrical continuity.  Over time corrosion and dust and dirt accumulation due to age and scenery installation, etc will cause those contact points to fail electrically leaving you with dead track in your switches.  You can avoid this frustration by installing all the connections shown in the diagram.

Dale Gloer

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