Re: DCC control of Rukuhan turnouts
Rokuhan turnouts should be driven like dc motor controlled
turnouts without end switches. This means the polarity of
the dc power sets the direction and power should only be
applied for a limited time. A 5V-6V dc pulse around 0.5-1
second would probably work. Most dcc decoders that
support dc point motors, variable voltage and pulse
time could be used. Dcc decoders with continous output
should be avoided, since they would burn the coils.
best wishes: Viktor Kovacs
ps: Any dcc decoder that works with N scale tomix turnouts
could be used, just check the output voltage and drop
the excess with multiple diodes in series or if supported,
lower the output voltage on the decoder. Other than that,
timing and programming should be the same.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Lindley Ruddick" <elruddick@...> wrote:
> Any one have an idea of how to control the Rokuhan turnouts using DCC? Remember there are only two wires and the turnouts are thrown by reversing the polarity for only a moment. They are not controlled like MTL or "snap switches".