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3-color signal
« on: February 08, 2015, 03:08:31 pm »
I am just starting to build an N gauge layout all Kato 7' X3'. I have have the Kato power pack. I want to buy some 3-color signals. Do I have to buy the 24-844 power supply for them? Thanks, Ed in Maine

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Re: 3-color signal
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2015, 10:05:52 pm »
I can't believe it, 40 people viewed this thread and no one has replied, & this is the Japanese N scale forum??????????? ???

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Re: 3-color signal
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2015, 10:23:16 pm »
Hi Ed.

You've shamed me into a reply!

Although I've used Kato track I haven't used their signal system. However, the signalling system appears to be more than adequate and I can say that I have yet to find a Kato product which doesn't work as it claims. There may be cheaper, more labour intensive, solutions but if simplicity is the key then I'm sure this will work for you. In fact, I may have to look more closely at this for myself!

Steve

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Re: 3-color signal
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2015, 11:19:23 pm »
KATO signals are automatic and are triggered by the train passing over a plate just in front of the signal. I am not sure how else you would power the signals as they are not intended to be used with a switch. I just follewd the directions in the box and used the Kato power supply connected to my none Kato power pack. I hope that this is of some help. Regards.

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Re: 3-color signal
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2015, 11:46:51 pm »
the box is I believe an AC splitter. it has a standard kato plug on one side, and 3 mini sockets ( for 3 signals) on the other.

    This Unit Needs A 16 Volt AC Supply (from an existing DC controller) or

    If You Are Using A Kato Controller You Will Need To Use A 24-829 DC~AC Converter.

http://www.newhallstation.com/store/product_info.php/products_id/672

KAto catalogue - track

http://www.katousa.com/cgi-bin/dl/dl.pl?dl.mif,Kato-TrackReference-2013.pdf

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Re: 3-color signal
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2015, 01:32:11 am »
railwaygun, The link  www.newhallstation answered my question. Thanks much for your help.

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Re: 3-color signal
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2015, 12:29:58 pm »
Glad to help

Train Trax have good prices for the bits you need.

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Re: 3-color signal
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2015, 11:53:59 pm »
Nick, You know what, I don't want to go to England for parts. There are plenty of N gauge dealers right here in the USA.

 

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