Thursday, April 25, 2013

Now both helices are disconnected

Replacing a turnout and modifying the curve while I have ready access. Since I'm improving three clearance here I decided to replace the Atlas turnout with a Micro Enigineering one. It will still probably need a powered switch machine because of its location.
The reason for the Atlas one initially was the cheap and easily installed power switch machine, and because the points are supposed to be flexible enough to run through them if need be, like a spring switch. This would have worked well in this location because of the traffic pattern. It didn't work as week as I would have liked, so I'm swapping it to my standard turnout. Instead I will probably use detection to automatically line the turnout.

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