Re: Isolated track routing using micro trains Micro Z switches.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Garth Hamilton" <garthah@...> wrote:
> In the photo section under Garth's Stuff I have added two images
> showing how I modified the standard Micro Trains switch to isolate
> didverging route of an oepn end stub siding so you can park anengine
> on it with no power until the switch is turned to open the siding.Nice feature to control stub siding power via the turnout setting.
Reduces complexity of the block control panel. Thanks for this
innovative tip, Garth.
> I have a whole raft of different modifications for differentfrom
> scenarios, such has double track main line with cross over switches
> and isolation so you can run two trains in different directions
> different power sources and yet you can cross over from one main toTell us more. DCC is here but block wiring is not dead, and new
> the other.
block switching tricks are always welcome.
> Complete power routing using the switch inside the switch to routeThere was a time (N scale) when I used microswitches connected to the
> power to the correct track for standard power routing switches with
> block wiring.
turnout throws to route power automatically. Eliminated the block
switching control panel. But then became failure prone when the
spring inside those Peco turnouts aged and lost sufficient strength
to hold the points AND the microswitches in position. Now that
experimental layout is gathering dust, and the cats have stomped most
of the trees flat too. If you have ways of using the built-in power
switching with MTL turnouts, please share them.
> Happy Railroading New Year in Z