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Title: How to connect two ovals
Post by: cwex on April 08, 2017, 01:46:19 PM
Which switch should i use to connect two ovals of track. Will either be two 22inch track ovals or a 22 and 18.
Want to run two trains at the same time.
Thank  you/


Title: Re: How to connect two ovals
Post by: ACY on April 08, 2017, 11:01:10 PM
Bachmann makes a #6 crossover (right and left)
(http://shop.bachmanntrains.com/images/HO_Scale/44575.jpg)
That would be what I would use.


Title: Re: How to connect two ovals
Post by: Len on April 08, 2017, 11:24:28 PM
Be aware the #6 crossover is intended for DCC layouts. It does not provide any isolation between the inner and outer loops without modifications if you are running a DC layout.

Len


Title: Re: How to connect two ovals
Post by: ACY on April 08, 2017, 11:44:31 PM
Yes you will need to cut gaps in the rails if you need to isolate the loops.


Title: Re: How to connect two ovals
Post by: Len on April 09, 2017, 05:39:36 AM
Yes you will need to cut gaps in the rails if you need to isolate the loops.

Not just the rails. Their are moifications that also have to be made to the connections under the roadbed.

Len


Title: Re: How to connect two ovals
Post by: ACY on April 09, 2017, 01:36:03 PM
Thanks Len, I forgot about that as I do not use EZ-track on my layout.


Title: Re: How to connect two ovals
Post by: jbrock27 on April 09, 2017, 01:43:30 PM
I would to a Search here first before buying, of the EZ Track Crossover as many have reported difficulties with them....


Title: Re: How to connect two ovals
Post by: cwex on April 09, 2017, 04:05:06 PM
What would you suggest in place of the number 6 crossovers?
Multiple number 4 or 5 switches
.thanx!


Title: Re: How to connect two ovals
Post by: ACY on April 09, 2017, 04:13:52 PM
Well you can use two #6's, but if you don't intended to run any engines or cars with a 22" minimum radius, you can use two #5's but you would need a short straight length in between, you can cut it to fit your existing ovals.