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By: Don Russell

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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


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


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:


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

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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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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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