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Rocky1953

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« on: July 28, 2017, 06:27:33 PM »

I have a dog bone track set up. when i insert a new bachman turnout, it wont run. If i disconnect one end of the turn out it will run. What to do?
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Flare

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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 09:49:20 PM »

These 'dogbones', could they also be called a 'reverse loop'?  (As in a section of track that allows the train to return to the mainline in the other direction?)

My layout is like that, but with 2-rail systems you need to electrically isolate the loop to prevent the mainline from shorting out.


http://www.azatrax.com/model-railroad-reverse-loop.html


I found that the easiest way to automate the process is to have a DCC layout with a 'reverse loop module' on each end.  Bachmann makes the modules and gapped sections of E-Z Track with terminal connectors in HO scale.
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