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Old 10-04-2017, 09:50 AM   #11
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I wouid think that if your switches are set for the mains you would have no problem. However when you set them to diverge you could have a problem depending on the direction your trains are going. You would have to test run to see what's what.
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Old 10-04-2017, 10:25 AM   #12
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Your description of the momentary lighted panel
push buttons interests me. Sounds like a good
substitute for the Stapleton 751D. Can you give us
a link to them?

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Old 10-04-2017, 11:05 PM   #13
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Your description of the momentary lighted panel
push buttons interests me. Sounds like a good
substitute for the Stapleton 751D. Can you give us
a link to them?

Don
Don;
I acquired my super super buttons 2nd hand long ago. Other that the product's brand name of "Super Buttons" I don't have any info on how to get some. A search of Walthers might find them. I'm not familiar with the Stapleton 751D, except by mentions on the forum. Since I don't know its capabilities, I can't know if super buttons would be a viable substitute.
The buttons are just that, normally open push buttons. They have a light inside the button and the top part, above the panel surface, is smaller than the red & black Radio Shack buttons many have used on control panels.
I don't think these things have any memory, or latching capability. They're just little, lighted buttons.

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Old 10-05-2017, 10:10 AM   #14
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With apologies to the OP for hijacking his
thread, another question:

Are you saying the momentary push super buttons
have a light indicating Straight or Divert? How
does it stay on?

The 751D, Is a toggle switch available for twin coil or Tortoise
type motors. For twin coil it has connections for
panel lights and has it's own cap discharge unit.

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Old 10-06-2017, 11:09 PM   #15
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TF

With apologies to the OP for hijacking his
thread, another question:

Are you saying the momentary push super buttons
have a light indicating Straight or Divert? How
does it stay on?

The 751D, Is a toggle switch available for twin coil or Tortoise
type motors. For twin coil it has connections for
panel lights and has it's own cap discharge unit.

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I checked one out today. It is just a really small, normally open, push button; with a light inside the button. There are three wires coming from it. One is common to both the button, and the lamp. The second is power input for the lamp (9-12v probably incandescent). The third is the open contact of the push button. When you apply power to the lamp, and common, wires, the top of the button lights up. The buttons have replaceable, different colored, top lenses. When the button is pushed, the common and open button contact wires connect. There is no internal latch circuitry. If you want the light to stay on, that would have to depend on contacts in the switch machine. Like any other push button setup, you would need two buttons per turnout.One for main route, and one for the diverging route.
In short, it's just a push button with an internal light.

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