Walthers double switch

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I have a section of my layout powered with a digitrax db150 used as a slave booster.I'm having problems figuring out a short circuit problem and suspect it is the double slip switch.Help re gapping would be very appreciated. The web site has been of great help to me.Thanks Frank Guilfoyle

-- Frank M. Guilfoyle (fmguil@aol.com), February 06, 2002


Frank, could you give a little more information about the problem. eg. Does the short exist all the time or only when running a loco through? If only when running through, does it happen when straight through or only when crossing over? When crossing over, do you throw all 4 switches or just the two for the chosen route?


-- Dale Gloer (dale.gloer@sympatico.ca), February 07, 2002.

Hello again Frank.

I have one of these crossovers and have now had some time to look in detail at how I use it.

I do not have any gaps in the rails. I used to have some shorting problems with it but I recently installed 4 tortoise switch machines on it and I operate all of them simultaneously. That is, I throw all 4 switches either straight or diverging at the same time. This has eliminated any short circuit problems that existed. The key is to throw all 4 switches every time.

Dale Gloer

-- Dale Gloer (dale.gloer@sympatico.ca), February 07, 2002.

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