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Convert staging to tortoise/DCC

Status: Postponed

Submitted: 12/18/16  ? By: John Eilers       Location: HO Layout       Category: Control

Assigned: 10/17/17   ? To: Bill Dillon       Priority: Medium       ETA: 03/03/18

Skills Taught:   Ballasting, Electrical, Trackwork

Detailed Description (What):

As title. Convert all staging to tortoise switch machines.
isolate new tracks from originals Also, connect staging switches and power to DCC so can be thrown from throttle.

Reason(s) (Why):

New tracks were never isolated and are on manual throws, it is difficult. Also, because access to this is difficult and you may need access from either side, the single drawer of switches at truckee is not workable. Need to be able to control from either side. A complex dual panel situation is possible, but DCC would be more forward looking and cleaner

Notes:

PLACED ON HOLD UNTIL LEASE ISSUES ARE RESOLVED.

if a traditional approach is preferred, don’t use Tortoise, use momentary contact solenoid style.

Please clarify….is this a duplicate?

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