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Heading back to OK. this weekend to do some work on my dad's place but will take some or maybe alot of time to get the old Lionel out and see what still works.I think its been at least 40 years and I hope its all there.
Whats so cool about all this is the exictement just like when I was and[ I mean was ]young!
 

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Bob, Thanks For The Link!!!!
Lots of info, and the "lighting" section was very interesting:)

Jim
 

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Jim this has come up before. I never did figure it out. Part of the problem is that I only have one signal. Between relays and the anti derail feature there should be a way. The electronics is out there but an old school way should exist too.

Rocky Mountain, welcome and just let us now.
We specialize in 50 year old attic finds.
Bob


Jim do you have a service manual? Look at how to auto derail an electric switch.
From the video he has one block to delay the train.
Then he has two isolated sections of thrack. Hes uses these to move switches andturn power on to the rail section.
 

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Thats cool ,thanks can't wait. I no the locomotive steamer does not work its older than me so that will be a good project. We had a army engine that shot missles, poor dog he didn't seem to mine to much.LAL
I will take some pictures
 

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Yes that does it. He uses two relays two reed switches and I think two boards to work the relay. Do you want this in S or O. In O with a ctc lock on you can activate the switches. I am not sure how to power each block. I would want to try to do it, the simpliest way. That diagram is from the man in the video.



Your link didn't work.
lSusquehanna S Gagers MRC
 

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Bob, I got all this from the, Susquehanna S Gaugers MRC Home Page.
This man also sells the switches and all sorts of other equipment.

As it stands now, I'll be doing my layout in "S", but will have room for possibly elevating an "O" oval.
 
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