Digital Mysteries! Control (or lack of it) via Track Contacts

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minimans

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The magnets in the motors are tripping the contacts you need to lower the contacts away from the track this will mean not using the supplied mount's.
 
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Philbahn

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Roland is the reed switch picking up off the motor magnetic field.
Are they standard reed switches(LGB) or the massoth ones
 
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Philbahn

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LGB 17100 I think.

The reed switch on 3a must be picking up from the motor mag fields.

Even tried shielding one using a strip of vinyl flooring but it still stopped.
Just thinking aloud have you bridged the two diodes?
 
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Personally I would disconnect the wires from the reed and alternatively, as a motor unit passes the reed, leave the wires open circuit and then next time momentarily short them together . Dependant on the results you will know if it's the reed or program that needs working on.
 
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Philbahn

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Roland just a queery. What are you trying to do with the switches. Can you explain in a bit morre detail.
 
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Philbahn

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Pleased you have it working Roland