Yes...but it doesn't seem to help. I probably have the wiring all mixed up. Just unsure what connects to what...Do you have a DPDT switch installed for the reverse loop?
(although it's been so long since I used dc [42+ years], that I can't even remember how to wire one any more!)
Dennis, 100% correct! I had too much hooked into the switch! I followed your instructions and diagram and resolved 3 weeks of frustration! THANK YOU!too many power connections;
do it like this.
the train power pack has it's own DPDT (direction switch)
when the train gets in the loop, throw the other DPDT
and what make model turnout are you using?
Geeeez !!! All that typing I did and I think you're correct. I didn't think of that ! Dang ! I remember that when I belongedI believe the OP's mention he's using DC, not DCC. You can't switch the track under the locomotive with DC operation and not have a dramatic effect.
You have to get the polarity of the loop to match the rest as the train enters it, then switch the polarity of the rest prior to the engine crossing the insulators on the exit side. You use the DPDT to switch around the polarity of the loop, wired directly to the power pack, (not through your reverse switch), then use the existing reverse switch (also a DPDT) to flip the rest while train is in the loop. When I ran HO, I wired LED's across the insulators to remind me to flip the polarities.