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jjqgenesis

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Autoreverse
« on: November 23, 2016, 07:28:26 PM »
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Building new layout and have question as to placement of autoreverse module. On the track layout I see two places where I have a connection to the loop, marked by red arrows. I have a MRC Reverse Module  from previous layout, Need to know where to gap and place autoreverse module.
I also have a Digitrak PM42 from former layout that I used to separate wiring into 4 sections.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Re: Autoreverse
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 08:46:21 PM »
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Just be sure you insulate both paths into the frog end of the turnout on the left.   If you insulate the points end, the two paths coming into the frog are at opposite polarity at any given time, and will cause a short.

Otherwise, it appears this is a workable autoreverse section, provided your trains don't bridge both ends at the same time.

Bill B
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jjqgenesis

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Re: Autoreverse
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2016, 09:33:01 PM »
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Bangorboy, thank you. I understand gaping both legs of the turnout but not sure where to attach autoreverse module. Any other gaps needed?

GaryHinshaw

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Re: Autoreverse
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2016, 09:43:09 PM »
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Bangorboy was saying to put the siding between the red arrows under the auto-reverser and you should be fine.  The gaps you have sketched in the second figure look fine too.

Of course you will also have to manage the polarity of the turntable.

jjqgenesis

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Re: Autoreverse
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2016, 08:55:30 PM »
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Gary, thank you.