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h2w

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Diamond crossing on a single cab DC block wiring
« on: August 03, 2014, 06:36:07 PM »
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hello I just installed a diamond crossing on my single cab layout
if looking straight down on it this is the block arrangement in that area .
the straight section from top to bottom is BLOCK 2 .
the right side goes about an inch from the diamond section and there is a gap in the right rail and that begins BLOCK A
on the left side same set up is Block 3
ALL WORKS WELL EXCEPT from the gap on the right rail to the diamond crossing for Block 3 is dead  so what could be the problem is there any special wiring needed for the diamond crossing it is an Atlas
thanks
Mark

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Re: Diamond crossing on a single cab DC block wiring
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014, 07:38:16 PM »
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Sounds like you need to drop an additional feeder to power that dead section.  If you're depending on the crossing to feed power through to the rails on the opposite side of the crossing, it comes as no surprise that there's a dead spot.  It's possible that the crossing is not feeding power through.  It's recommended not to rely on the track pieces like turnouts and crossings to reliably feed power through.

Hope this helps,
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