Random turnout timer

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by stmijaar, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. stmijaar

    stmijaar New Member

    I wish to construct a simple turnout for a trolley which will go back and forth straight and also switch to go around a Christmas Tree. Sometimes it will go around in one direction, sometimes the other around the tree, determined at random by using a timer at the switch (points). I need two timers for turning out. I'll be using switches that are non-derailing.
  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Welcome to the-gauge! Are you asking for a circuit design? Or a product recomendation?
  3. stmijaar

    stmijaar New Member

    either way. If a marketed product would not be appreciably more money than construction of a random timer for a turnout,then I would go that way.
  4. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    What is a "non-derailing" switch? :confused:
  5. stmijaar

    stmijaar New Member

    Non-derailing switch

    I'm dealing with "O" guage, Lionel specically. They, and I guess others, make switches that will turn automatically to prevent a train coming the wrong way (e.g. from a turn into a switch which is set for straight) from being derailed. Perhaps there is a newer term for that; its the one I learned years ago.
    Anyway, the question is: are there randomly timed switches for turnouts?
    Should I build or buy? :confused:

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