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by docnjoj
Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Turnouts
Replies: 50
Views: 22077

Hey oztrainz! Duh! My electronics brain just woke up with a question! How does the relay change polarity? Do I need to go into the MRC transformer and attach it to the reverse switch! My relay has 5 poles. 2 for the coil, and an NC, NO and common! Help the electronically ungnowledgable! Thanks in ad...
by docnjoj
Sat Nov 17, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Turnouts
Replies: 50
Views: 22077

Thanks John! I use a reed switch and magnet to activate motor cut off on my electric assist bike! I think I understand the principle, so its off to Radioshack for parts. Ill bet all the electrics will be about 10 USD. Another project gets shoved to the front burner! I really need that Lister to show...
by docnjoj
Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Turnouts
Replies: 50
Views: 22077

I wonder if I couldnt wire in a reverse loop detector and make the operation comletely automatic? There would be no need for switch machines on the 2 reverse loops, and the layout could run unattended!
Doc
by docnjoj
Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Turnouts
Replies: 50
Views: 22077

That reverse loop is absolutely brilliant! I think it woul work with my old cheep atlas ho switches. His method for handlaying track is quite kool also!
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