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Author Topic: Non-DCC turnouts not making total contact  (Read 1422 times)
jrd65

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« on: December 05, 2014, 03:11:25 PM »

Back in 2013 I posted a topic concerning non-contact on turnouts (or as I call it "Bounce Back points") controlled by Digitrax DS64's.
Back to the that subject (I take time off in summer to golf and return in non-golf weather). The set up on each switch is as follows...The wire from the turnout goes to a Digitrax DS64 and to a Atlas Snap Relay (used for control panel LED display). The three wires from the turnout are spliced together (individually) with wires from the DS64 and then attached to the Atlas Relay contacts.
Of the 15 turnouts I have on the railroad 13 work fine. There are two(2) that are really giving me this "bounce back" problem. What happens is once I press the button to change the direction of the points it will go in that direction and then "bounce back" from the rail enough to cause a derailment.
I then decided to create a "test" track with the same conditions. It does the same on the test track.
Any ideas???
 Huh? Huh?
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jward


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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2014, 01:27:34 AM »

are the points solidly mounted to the throwbar, or are they loose?
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Jeffery S Ward Sr
Pittsburgh, PA
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