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ricknsteven

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« on: February 05, 2007, 06:46:14 AM »

I working on my/ our first set together. I have a problem that i need help with. This is h/o silver nickle track, i picked up a 90 degress crossing and when I connected it together i had no power. I now realize that it created a short circuit but how do i fix it. My 5 y/o and i are new to this hobby, pls help


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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2007, 08:25:16 AM »

Good Morning,

     Without seeing a track plan,  the best I can guess is that you have a reverse loop on your railroad.   If you can go into a segment of you track via a turnout and come back out that track via the same turnout then you have a reverse loop which requires special wiring.   Best way I can help you visualize would be to imagine a figure 8 railroad.   Once you have either or both sides of the 8 connected by straight track you created a reverse loop.
       Since you are new to the hobby,  I strongly suggest you get one of the Atlas beginners books.   They will show you how to wire a reverse loop or wye track using their components and they make it very easy.

Bob Rule, Jr.
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2007, 10:16:51 PM »

There is a Kalmbach book about wiring that you might want to read. If if you are going to be making a temporary layout, you might just want to re-arrange the track instead  of doing fairly complicated wiring for a beginner. Remember, if the train can reverse it's direction on your layout, there's going to be a short circuit. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2007, 12:39:53 AM »


          Shut off power to reset power box. Always shut off and unplug power before any track moving or restructuring.

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