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3891Re: Marklin 8993 Reverse Loop kit

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  • alextrov@yahoo.com
    Apr 1, 2001
      Thanks Nel,

      the problem is that I have understood only 50% your comments :-)))

      I don't know the concept and theory behind the 3 parts of the kit and
      their position (?)

      I am really a rookie here ;-)

      Thanks for your help,


      --- In z_scale@y..., Nelson Snedeker <nel@t...> wrote:
      > Hi Alex:
      > I have a new layout in progress and one of the first
      things I
      > installed was a reverse loop because it will be under my second
      level tracks
      > and a good place to store a train while running the rest of the
      layout. There
      > is no problem I can see with it. The Loco runs into a slowdown area
      and then
      > a Stop and sits there until you reverse polarity. You can make the
      > areas as long as you decide they should be. The slowing stop is
      repeated when
      > you reverse polarity by starting slow and reaching speed again
      determined by
      > the the length of track you place between the #1, #2, and # 3
      pieces. with
      > long trains , this controlled stop and start minimizes cars being
      pulled or
      > pushed off any curves they may be on.at the time.I have room for a
      train of
      > 36 cars on my loop The only other problem you may have is not the
      fault of
      > the reverse loop. It is controlled by the last set of powered Loco
      wheels to
      > pass over the #2 section so, If you have an A-B-A combo F7 it is
      necessary to
      > connect the A units so the first one continues to have power until
      the last
      > one is past the #2 diode If that is a problem for you I will be
      happy to send
      > you any help you may need You're welcome Nel
      > P.S. I use a manual switch and it is set for straight travel
      entering and
      > the wheel flanges automatically open it against the spring coming
      out. That
      > way you don't have to remember to throw the switch each time. I
      > recommend that in ballasted areas though.
      > alextrov@y... wrote:
      > > Hi all,
      > >
      > > I am really new in this fantastic world, with Z I finally realized
      > > the dream of when I was a child.
      > >
      > > I would like to know how the 8993 Marklin Kit works and if it
      > > the reverse loop problem.
      > >
      > > Any link on this issue?
      > >
      > > Thanks in advance,
      > >
      > > Alex
      > >
      > >
      > > "Z" WARNING! HANDLE WITH CARE! Highly addictive in Small DoseZ!
      > >
      > >
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