How does LGB RIGI cable car work?

FurkaSOCal

FurkaSOCal

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Hello all,

I have an LGB 90013 RIGI Duo cable car with the automatic reversing unit and I was wondering if anyone has a schematic or explanation on how it works. Basically you set the time delay and speed with two nobs and then you place clips on the cable. When the clips get to the top or bottom of the route they jam the cable and the motor shuts off and then reverses. Does anyone know the name of the mechanism or switch that reverses the motor when the cable jams like that?
 
Firemangrumpy

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I have no idea. However it sounds very crude!
 
dunnyrail

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PhilP

PhilP

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If it is the one I am thinking of, the large pulley on the motor unit is not a tight fit..
You set 'speed' and 'delay', the unit stops the cable moving, and the pulley will slip on the shaft, motor stops, pauses, and then reverses.