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Author Topic: Hooking up reverse loop using bachman track and turnouts. What do I need to do ?  (Read 710 times)
Cxs21

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« on: November 15, 2018, 08:22:39 PM »

Got bachmann e-z automatic reverse loop command plus 9" insulate gap rail but engine still shuts down when entering the loop . What's wrong? Any suggestions?
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Flare

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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 08:28:50 PM »

How is your loop set up?

You need two isolated gap track segments to electrically isolate the loop from the main line.
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infamouselijah

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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 08:29:25 PM »

I don't have any experience with reverse loops, but this might help.
https://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/dwg/dwgs/E-ZCommandReverseLoopModuleInstr.pdf
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infamouselijah

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 08:22:49 AM »

I believe you do
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Len

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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2018, 12:11:37 PM »

Loop is set up with a bachman e-z automatic reverse loop command, plus 2 -9"insulated gap rails.do I still need to put plastic insulated rails on each end of the loop?

If you have the gapped EZ-Track, and it's set to gap both rails, you shouldn't also need plastic rail joiners. That's the point of the gap sections, to avoid having to try and remove the regular rail joiners to replace them with plastic ones. Also make sure your turnouts are set to not power the frog, as a powered frog can lead to shorts.

Len
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Len

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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2018, 08:03:33 PM »

Power to the turnout and power to the turnout frog are two different things. Frog power is controlled by a black wire on the bottom of the turnout. It should not be connected.

Len
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Bucksco

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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2018, 11:20:46 AM »

This may seem like a dumb question but I assume you are aware that the reverse loop module only works for DCC?
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Len

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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2018, 07:00:53 PM »

DCS is not DCC, it's a proprietory MTH system that has limited DCC compatibility.

Len
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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2018, 07:47:17 PM »

For what it's worth, there are some conversations at these links that talk about DCS versus DCC. They are a few years old.
http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/88/t/51099.aspx

http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/744/t/144926.aspx

Here's an old Bachmann thread -
https://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/index.php?topic=25960.0

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