Staff Projects: Polarity switching

Staff Projects:
Polarity Switching

In the final part of his three-part garden railway series, MIKE WILD explains how he overcame a complex return loop situation while discovering even greater flexibility could be introduced with a new piece of trackwork and Digital Command Control electronics.

Polarity switching

Above: D1061 Western Envoy rumbles across the point work at the junction as a Class 128 parcels railcar heads in the opposite direction. The double slip is controlled by a Hex Frog Juicer for maximum operational value from this junction.

DEVELOPING track plans that are interesting to operate is great fun, but every now and then I stumble across a design which creates a new electrical headache. The return loops of my garden railway are just one of those.

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