Track Cleaning MTS Trip

Greg Elmassian

Greg Elmassian

Registered
8 Mar 2014
4,053
San Diego
www.elmassian.com
So the only option is the "mode" jumper, referenced in post #7?

Gizzy, what mode are you operating in?

Apparently jumper in: autoreversing initiated by sensor tracks.
jumper out: sensor tracks and short circuit detection will cause reversing


Greg
 
P

phils2um

Phil S
11 Sep 2015
595
Ann Arbor, Michigan
i should have noted in my previous post that my reverse module has the internal jumper in place and is operating in sensor only mode.
 
LGB-Sid

LGB-Sid

Registered
19 Sep 2016
1,143
62
UK
Curiosity got the better of me, Sun is shining rain stopped at last so...... All wires are correct checked, Remove jumper and leave sensor tracks joined up, nice spark I can see it from 8 foot away in daylight , control Station trips. remove sensor track wires from Massoth but leave track as is with both gaps in each rail. I can not see a spark...no trip...I can go as slow as I want any slower and the Loco will stop due to lack of juice. No hesitation as it passes over the joins at any speed which I was also getting. I suppose it has to be a faulty module ? the sensor wires all look OK so don't think its a faulty wire but not got any long enough to replace them to see if that makes a difference.

Not tried the track cleaner yet but I am sure it will pass through the loop now with no problems now, thanks for all the suggestions, there was nothing worse than climbing round the back of a bush to retrieve a Loco so you can reset the system while telling the dog its not a game of hide and seek , stay there :)
 
Greg Elmassian

Greg Elmassian

Registered
8 Mar 2014
4,053
San Diego
www.elmassian.com
Surely sounds like the short circuit detection mode does not work properly, especially since the sensor mode does work, and as far as I can tell, the short circuit detection mode is sort of a backup to the sensor mode which should change first, since the sensors are reached before the short should occur (the sensors should not make a short circuit).

What is changed now that the original sensor mode now works and did not apparently work before?

Greg
 
Gizzy

Gizzy

A gentleman, a scholar, and a railway modeller....
26 Oct 2009
33,427
59
Cambridgeshire
www.gscalecentral.net
Gizzy, what mode are you operating in?

Apparently jumper in: autoreversing initiated by sensor tracks.
jumper out: sensor tracks and short circuit detection will cause reversing


Greg
I've not changed any settings on my 2 units, so it'll be what ever the default is....
 
LGB-Sid

LGB-Sid

Registered
19 Sep 2016
1,143
62
UK
Surely sounds like the short circuit detection mode does not work properly, especially since the sensor mode does work, and as far as I can tell, the short circuit detection mode is sort of a backup to the sensor mode which should change first, since the sensors are reached before the short should occur (the sensors should not make a short circuit).

What is changed now that the original sensor mode now works and did not apparently work before?

Greg
Nothing changed, same layout the only diffrence is the LGB rail joiners have all been replaced with massoth screw versions to make it harder to romove my free floating track, as some little thieves tried to nick some of it at the very start of this year. The reverse unit lives inside a building but I can remove it easy if the weather gets really bad which I have done on a couple of occasions as its on two waterproof plug connectors inside the building. It has run fine with the sensor tracks connected and the jumper in since it was first installed approx 2+ years ago until the last couple of months I got the occasional trip but thought nothing off it. It was only when I bought and started using the track cleaner a slow moving Loco that it became apparent it would trip on any slow moving engines not just the track cleaner. It was originally just running with the sensor tracks and the jumper in, now no sensor tracks and jumper removed.