Peco Double Crossover

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Charles Mark, May 10, 2005.

  1. Charles Mark

    Charles Mark Member

    I am laying a double main down [N] and see in Walthers a Peco Double Crossover w/electrofrog. I don't have any info about it so am not sure if it is what I need. Does the track thru the crossover only require power from adjoining track? Any info about it will be helpful. I have tortoise machines already but am not sure about how the track is powered thru the dbl switches. Thanks for any info.

  2. Charles Mark

    Charles Mark Member

    I think I have the answer to the above question.
    The Peco double crossing is code 55 and I am using code 80. How do I overcome the difference in rail heights or is it OK to use the two together? Thanks
  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Peco "code 55" is actually code 80 height rail with an extra base and set deeper into the ties so that it looks smaller. It mates with code 80.
    Look at the Loy's Toys website. They have wiring information for all the Peco switches. They're DCC biased, but the wiring info is useful for anyone.
    I think Peco make a special electrical switch for the double crossover.
  4. Charles Mark

    Charles Mark Member

    Thanks David. I was told the crossover being code 55 will cause problems with older wheelsets. Any truth to this? How you described it sounds like it won't.

  5. tillsbury

    tillsbury Member

    Nope, that's not true. Atlas code 55 causes problems with older wheelsets. Peco code 55 doesn't, because of its design...

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