Semi-Retired; more time for trains.
- 23 Feb 2018
Found this on another thread
If the Switch were a normal Change Over one that could indicate which way the Switch were facing when Set, the Push Button could be either before or after the Switch to make the Circuit live. At all other times it would be dead beyond the Push Button. One would mount the switches on a Panel that either had a track diagram with the switches mounted so that the direction is obvious or like a Signal Box where the Main is always ‘Normal’ and if you Pull the Switch the other way the route is ‘Reversed’ I.E to the secondary direction. So for instance on your line where if I remember correctly part of the setup the following would be like a Signal Box.Jon, don't understand, how would it provide an indication, they are diodes not LEDs, also where would i put a push button switch?
Thanks Phil, not overly complex at all but the help that can be given from having a visible view of what Points and Signals are doing is a great help. The logic of it all is inescapable and for a little additional wiring certainly worthwhile, in fact if you are going to use Electric Motors the greatest part of the Wiring will be necessary anyway.Phil (and Jon) I now understand, however to my simple mind this overly complicates things, and I don't do complicated electrics.
then you could do this.Phil (and Jon) I now understand, however to my simple mind this overly complicates things, and I don't do complicated electrics.
Yes this is a way to give a simple solution to changing points. But it does not give an indication without looking at the point which was my reason for the Change Over Switch and a Push Button. I have used a similar system to that shown above in smaller scales on Exhibition Layouts and find that Operators tend to overuse the Push Buttons to be sure that the route is set when there is no indicating Switch. Result - shorter life of Point Motors and Push Buttons.then you could do this.
http://kormsen.info/steering/bilder/epl-schaltung.JPG (forum still does not accept pics from my website. only those uploaded to the forum)
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as simple as they come.