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Whats a crossover? I thought it was some orphan vehicle that wasnt a car or a SUV, so what does it have to do with model trains, and what does it do?
 

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A crossover is where two sets of tracks intersect, but the locomotive can not switch from one track to the other like it can at a switch... Another common term for this is a "diamond"... In model railroading, the crossings come in 90, 45, 30, and 15 degrees...

From: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/8078826

 

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Crossovers?

Whats a crossover? I thought it was some orphan vehicle that wasnt a car or a SUV, so what does it have to do with model trains, and what does it do?

Thanks, so how do they work and how do you wire them, are they easier than a reverse loop?:confused:

Can anyone tell me how to wire them in a dcc system and what they're advantages are,...please talk slow, I'm still learning.:laugh::rolleyes:;)
 

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A two rail reverse loop needs to be isolated due to the polarity of the track reversing on itself (black section). The crossover makes a figure 8 and does not need any isolation. With 2 crossovers you can have two separate ovals overlapping at two points like two chain links.


 
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