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Peco Double Cross Over Questions

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Does anybody have a link to wiring around a N scale PECO double cross over?

I am going to make it change/flip with an ESU Ecos comand Control and of course a decoder to send the power to the motors so I don't have to worry about the DPDT switch right?

I thought I saw somebody said someplace that you put small sections of track on the 4 ends and then insulate it from the rest of the track with it's own block>?

Also being a NOOB and just starting I have to ask. I am going to throw the switch or rails per say with tunout/solinoid style motors below...My question on this is that could you use the feed from ONE decoder to snap all the motors or do you need a separate decoder for each motor?

Finally the frogs...Wouldn't it be easie rto just use frog juicers attached to the frog wires then they'd always switch right?

Sorry I am just a noob but the layout I am making has quite a few of these so I need to nail it down...

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Double crossovers can have simple wiring,
or they can create reverse loops. It depends
on how they are used in the layout. I can't
picture your layout's use of the crossovers and
reverse loop from your description.

We could do a much more informative response
to your questions if you could provide a simple
drawing or photo of your entire trackplan.

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The double crossovers at the bottom of your
layout do not present a reverse loop situation.
No insulated joiners needed with them.

However, the double crossover in the middle (orange or
brown which ever it is) does create TWO reverse
loops. You would connect the double crossover
to your main power bus. Use Insulators to create
an isolated section on both ends of the double
crossover. Use insulated joiners at every point
where EITHER reverse loop connects thru a turnout
to the main. You will need two reverse loop
controllers. One for each loop.

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I have not used these double crossovers in the 'non reverse
loop' situation you have, but I doubt
that you will need do any special wiring for them. When
you get them 'temporarily' installed you can then
test and know for certain.

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