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Is there a way to connect the decoupler to constant voltage so that i dont have to energize the track to get it to work.
 

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Assuming the decoupler has a push button to activate, then sure. The issue might be that it's going to pull too much current to keep on full time, and also it might make a buzz.

But, there could be a way to activate it when it detects a train using a block detector and a relay.
 

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What transformer do you have, and do you have the '027' remote control track or the '0' gauge track?

If you have a small transformer with no auxiliary outputs, you will need a second transformer to power the remote track.

A transformer with auxiliary outputs would use one set to power the remote track.



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Assuming the decoupler has a push button to activate, then sure. The issue might be that it's going to pull too much current to keep on full time, and also it might make a buzz.

But, there could be a way to activate it when it detects a train using a block detector and a relay.
I suspect he was still going to have the control to activate the track and not leave it on all the time! About 10 seconds of activation and the coils start to smoke, not a good scenario.

I'm not sure how a block detector and a relay would be useful, I think you might want to actually have manual control of when the couplers are fired. ;)
 
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