Reverse loop with DCC?

GarrettSE Aug 5, 2010

  1. GarrettSE

    GarrettSE TrainBoard Member

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    To make things simples I have a loop like this:
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    I isolated it and wired + and - to it. But when the loco tries to go down it and I switch the turnout, the DCC Command control starts freaking out cause there is a dead short and I can only assume it is is there as when I take the loco off, everything returns to normal. How do I get it to go down that section with out shorting everything out?


    Thanks!
     
  2. Wolfgang Dudler

    Wolfgang Dudler Passed away August 25, 2012 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

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    You need some type of electronic device. Look at Digitrax or others. This will change the polarity when an engine enters the connecting track.

    Wolfgang
     
  3. BedfordRob

    BedfordRob TrainBoard Supporter

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    The Digitrax AR1 is a very simple to setup auto reversing circuit. Easy to wire and mount/hide - works like a charm.
     
  4. BarstowRick

    BarstowRick TrainBoard Supporter

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    The AR1, was recently installed on a friends layout of mine. Runs smooth.

    Just follow the simple wiring directions that comes with it.
     

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