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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 


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 


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 


Rob Briney
 

Hay guys thanks for all the help.
Rob Briney


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


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


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