One up on MRR Mag.

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by lester perry, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    In this months MRR magazine there is an article about constant lighting in DC locomotives. I have been using the latching reed switches to turn off locomotives not just the lights for about 10 years now. Also if you use a bridge rectifier to lower the voltage it is much easier. I use the headlight to know if the locomotive is turned on or off. Close the reed switch power is live to motor & light. Open the switch power is off to motor & light. No light no movement. Use reed switches few blocks. One for yard one for east bound one for west bound and one for short line.

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