HO Track id

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by huttojb, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. huttojb

    huttojb New Member

    but when the point is switched what is the electrical connection from the start of the track to the end?
  2. huttojb

    huttojb New Member

    Managed to upload a pic.

    is A connected to B???

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  3. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

    A is connected to the B going left, but not the B going down.
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Ummm, that would be your other left...! ;) Are we getting back to which side of the road we're driving on...? :D sign1

    As far as continuous power to the whole layout - - -

    On non-power routing turnouts, A will be electrically continuous with B going to the right, but not "down" (the diverging route), regardless of which way the points are thrown. Power is fed through the turnout all the time.

    A power routing turnout will turn "off" the power to the route that is not selected.


    PS - The prototype does call them turnouts, according to my circa 1930 Canadian National Railway MOW handbook.

    PPS - When I last drove in the UK (2003), I found I was continually mixing up my left and right. I attribute this to the fact that the driver (from my point of view) normally sits on the left. So any turn to the driver's side is a left turn. If course it's the exact opposite in the UK, leading me miles off course at times...! hamr
  5. LoudMusic

    LoudMusic Member

    HA HA HA. Ok, I'm going to claim that I was referring to the left direction of the turnout. Yeah, that'll work ;)

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