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Re: Auto Reverse for Kato N scale turntable

Wil Davis
 

I don't have any experience with the Kato TT, but have wired two Peco and a couple of old ConCor TT for a friend's layout. 

As to the track reverser I just connected the tracks leading to the TT to the normal bus.  The reverser input is from the bus and the output wires go to the turntable track feeds.

The motor can be controlled by DC through a reversing switch or by a simple DCC motor controller. I used the headlight function connected to Red and Green LEDs which shows the direction the TT is set for.  Green = CW and Red = CCW.  That is totally independent of the track wiring and reverser, but we really like it as it is easy to control the rotation speed of the Turntable and stop it manually.

Wil


Auto Reverse for Kato N scale turntable

michael.reich1@...
 

good morning,

would like some help on wiring an auto reverse to a Kato N scale electric turntable...like, where to wire..from where to where.

thanks for the help.

Mike


Re: Block detection/wheel set resistors

Ed Sproles
 

Yes, that is what I do and it has worked fine.  I have probably made 500 resistor wheelsets for myself and at least that many for others.  mostly intermountain wheelsets with chip resistor across the insulating bushing.
Ed Sproles


Re: Wiring a Fast Tracks 90* crossing

David Klemm
 


Thanks Allan, that is my crossing. Years ago we collaborated on that page. 


David Klemm
11 PRO Max


From: w4dccqa@groups.io <w4dccqa@groups.io> on behalf of wirefordcc <bigboy@...>
Sent: Sunday, September 20, 2020 12:25
To: w4dccqa@groups.io
Subject: Re: [w4dccqa] Wiring a Fast Tracks 90* crossing
 
Here is the link to the discussions on crossings.  You will have to scroll down a few diagrams to get to the 90 deg crossing.

http://www.wiringfordcc.com/track_2.htm#a53

Allan Gartner
Wiring for DCC


Re: Wiring a Fast Tracks 90* crossing

wirefordcc
 

Here is the link to the discussions on crossings.  You will have to scroll down a few diagrams to get to the 90 deg crossing.

http://www.wiringfordcc.com/track_2.htm#a53

Allan Gartner
Wiring for DCC


Re: Wiring a Fast Tracks 90* crossing

Wil Davis
 

There is an explicit color coded diagram on where to wire and where to gap on Allan Gartner's Wring for DCC.

I printed a copy to use when wiring mine to a reverser.

Wil


Re: Block detection/wheel set resistors

Robert Morrison
 

Attached photo to test groups.io 
Rob


Re: File /train track layout.pdf uploaded #file-notice

Don Russell
 

Thanks will check your suggestions 

Don Russell

On Sep 19, 2020, at 4:53 PM, Paul O <pomilian@...> wrote:



Don, you need double insulated gaps on the diverging legs at both #2 and #5 turnouts.

Connect the input of the reverser to the rails outside the reversing section.

Connect the output of the reverser to the rails between turnouts #2 and #5.

Be sure your train is short enough to completely fit in the insulated section between 2 & 5.

 

Pau O


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Re: Wiring a Fast Tracks 90* crossing

Rob Briney
 

Hay guys thanks for all the help.
Rob Briney


Re: File /train track layout.pdf uploaded #file-notice

Paul O
 

Don, you need double insulated gaps on the diverging legs at both #2 and #5 turnouts.

Connect the input of the reverser to the rails outside the reversing section.

Connect the output of the reverser to the rails between turnouts #2 and #5.

Be sure your train is short enough to completely fit in the insulated section between 2 & 5.

 

Pau O


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Re: File /train track layout.pdf uploaded #file-notice

Don Russell
 

Thank you I have tried both.. the diagram is part of bigger layout. Beyond 1 that spur connects to another portion of total layout. Trains comes in at 1 and can go to all track. But I want to go back out past 1 onto other part of layout. Wouldn’t I need another AR at turnout 1?

Don Russell

On Sep 19, 2020, at 2:15 PM, Don Vollrath <donevol43@...> wrote:

The offending reversing section is the straight track between turnouts 2 and 5. If that section is longer than the longest train, make that the only auto-reversing track. Another longer track possibility would be to make the AR section the loop from #1 to #2 including the whole turnout #2. Either way only one AR controller is required.


DonV

On Sep 19, 2020, at 11:07 AM, w4dccqa@groups.io Notification <w4dccqa@groups.io> wrote:




Re: File /train track layout.pdf uploaded #file-notice

Don Vollrath
 

The offending reversing section is the straight track between turnouts 2 and 5. If that section is longer than the longest train, make that the only auto-reversing track. Another longer track possibility would be to make the AR section the loop from #1 to #2 including the whole turnout #2. Either way only one AR controller is required.


DonV

On Sep 19, 2020, at 11:07 AM, w4dccqa@groups.io Notification <w4dccqa@groups.io> wrote:


Re: File /train track layout.pdf uploaded #file-notice

wirefordcc
 

Don,

You basically have one big loop with a crossover between 2 & 5.  I would make that crossover section your reversing section as long as that crossover section is longer than your longest powered train.  You will need to double gap/insulate the track between 2 & 5. Leave the big loop as a normal, non-reversing track tied to your booster.  Make sure when you make a reversing section out of the crossover that the crossover is not tied to your booster, too.

Allan Gartner
Wiring for DCC


File /train track layout.pdf uploaded #file-notice

w4dccqa@groups.io Notification <w4dccqa@...>
 

The following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the w4dccqa@groups.io group.

By: Don Russell

Description:
Guys….I have been following this group for years and have really gained much knowledge… I am creating a new layout …See diagram. Switch #1 comes off existing layout..Switch #2 left turn Going to switch #5 right turn to main… or preferably from 5 too 2 to create a path to #1 and continuing to other parts of layout.... I installed a MRC auto reverse at #5 but it stalls and shorts out. When left turn at #5. I have double insulated gaps on all switches. My plan was to make a left turn at switch 5 continue to #2 make a right turn and continue off past #1 to existing lay out creating a reverse … do I need another auto reverse at #2.. Or any suggestions on how to make this happen…it is DCC


Re: Wiring a Fast Tracks 90* crossing

Kurt Konrath
 

Make sure you have gaps cut as shown on Fast track plans to start with

Kurt


On Sep 18, 2020, at 9:09 PM, David Klemm <davidklemm7511@...> wrote:

Rob,

I made 15, yes 15 of these to model the 3 by 5 crossing of the Wabash and Illinois Central in Decatur Illinois. 

You have to cut the middle of the 4 sides. Then on the upper right and lower left they need a reverser. Or you could do upper left and lower right. 

Easiest way is to draw out the rails with red for one and black for the other. When a red and black intersect, add a reverser. 

David Klemm
11 PRO Max

From: w4dccqa@groups.io <w4dccqa@groups.io> on behalf of Rob Briney <drgw4ever@...>
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 19:35
To: w4dccqa@groups.io
Subject: [w4dccqa] Wiring a Fast Tracks 90* crossing
 

I just completed a hand laid 90* Crossing and was wondering if any one knows how to hook up a reverser to it correctly. I model in HO scale and my layout is controlled with a Digitrax DCC system. Thank you for any advice you can offer. 

Rob Briney 


Re: Wiring a Fast Tracks 90* crossing

David Klemm
 

Rob,

I made 15, yes 15 of these to model the 3 by 5 crossing of the Wabash and Illinois Central in Decatur Illinois. 

You have to cut the middle of the 4 sides. Then on the upper right and lower left they need a reverser. Or you could do upper left and lower right. 

Easiest way is to draw out the rails with red for one and black for the other. When a red and black intersect, add a reverser. 

David Klemm
11 PRO Max


From: w4dccqa@groups.io <w4dccqa@groups.io> on behalf of Rob Briney <drgw4ever@...>
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2020 19:35
To: w4dccqa@groups.io
Subject: [w4dccqa] Wiring a Fast Tracks 90* crossing
 

I just completed a hand laid 90* Crossing and was wondering if any one knows how to hook up a reverser to it correctly. I model in HO scale and my layout is controlled with a Digitrax DCC system. Thank you for any advice you can offer. 

Rob Briney 


Wiring a Fast Tracks 90* crossing

Rob Briney
 

I just completed a hand laid 90* Crossing and was wondering if any one knows how to hook up a reverser to it correctly. I model in HO scale and my layout is controlled with a Digitrax DCC system. Thank you for any advice you can offer. 

Rob Briney 


Re: Block detection/wheel set resistors

AD
 

If someone has successfully used resistive paint on 
‘N“ scale wheels please tell me what you use and where you get it.

Tony


On Sep 17, 2020, at 6:08 PM, Tim <tarumph@...> wrote:

Very good Joe. I used exactly the same method to place resistors on N-scale Intermountain wheels. On wheel sets with plastic axles, such as Microtrains new metal wheels, the conductive paint needs to go all along the axle to the opposite wheel. I'm not sure how well the paint sticks to acetal axles.

Tim Rumph
Lancaster, SC


Re: Basic Wiring Questions

Jennifer Lobo
 

I have used 5 amp terminal strips for all my connections with no issues.

Regards Geoff Clarke

Guelph Canada


On Friday, September 18, 2020, 02:46:49 p.m. EDT, alynmar@... <alynmar@...> wrote:


I have a couple of basic wiring questions I need advice on:
1. What is the best way to join the short wires that run from my Peco Twistlock switch machines to a longer piece of wire that will connect to my accessory decoders?
2. What is the best way to connect two sections of power bus wire and connect it to a third wire that will run to the plug on my Power Pro System?

Thanks - Alan


Basic Wiring Questions

alynmar@...
 

I have a couple of basic wiring questions I need advice on:
1. What is the best way to join the short wires that run from my Peco Twistlock switch machines to a longer piece of wire that will connect to my accessory decoders?
2. What is the best way to connect two sections of power bus wire and connect it to a third wire that will run to the plug on my Power Pro System?

Thanks - Alan