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Author Topic: Bachmann switches with Atlas Illuminated Switch Control Box  (Read 3452 times)
Clovis-73


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« on: November 06, 2013, 11:07:37 AM »

How can I hook up my Bachmann switche to an Atlas Illuminated Switch Control Box?

Thanks,

Jim
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Len

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2013, 03:08:57 PM »

Yes, but you'll have to cut the plugs off the end of the wires and strip them so you can fasten them under the Atlas screws.
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Clovis-73


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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2013, 07:35:44 PM »

Thanks Len. There are three wires in the Bachmann bundle?
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Len

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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2013, 01:34:24 PM »

Yes, the green wire coming from the Bachmann switch has three wires. The center wire will go to the center screw of the three screw side of the Atlas #57. The other two wires get positioned to whichever screws give you the "Normal Through" and "Diverging" routes you want for your switch. The two wire red power lead go to the two power input screws on the #57.

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Morgun 30

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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2013, 02:56:36 PM »

Len, I'm I correct in assuming that you can control two turn-outs with that switch?
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jward


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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2013, 08:47:49 AM »

yes, with the atlas boxes it is easy to hook up two switches to one control box. the only problem you may run into is that some of the weaker power packs may not have enough amps to throw two motors at once.
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Jeffery S Ward Sr
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2013, 04:08:18 PM »

If you want reliable switch action, use the Circuitron SNAPPER. Only for twin coil turnouts, though.

Rich
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