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Offline David Asquith

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(SCISSOR) CROSSINGS
« on: September 14, 2013, 01:22:44 PM »
 :hellosign:  Grateful if anyone could  explain how these work on a model layout with DCC. :searchingsign:  Searched the forum but all posts seem to be from people that know what they are talking about and I'm not oe of them! :doh:  Thanks

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Re: (SCISSOR) CROSSINGS
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2013, 01:36:59 PM »
If you are running dcc you have no worries as the bus is wired and it is the loco chip which dictates direction of travel.. They are only available in finescale code 55 which needs raising up is connecti code 80 track.



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Re: (SCISSOR) CROSSINGS
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2013, 03:59:14 PM »
Hi Only me,
Thank you for that.  :thankyousign:  Showed my ignorance again!  :dunce: What I should have asked about was a single left or right crossing. Is this also known as a diamond crossing?   I have found a picture of one and I think I now understand how they work but I would be grateful if you could confirm the following.  What about the mechanical workings?  Are there moving parts?   Does a left hand crossing move loco's through the one track to the next.  Would it work the same in reverse?  Thanks for your patience :helpneededsign:

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Re: (SCISSOR) CROSSINGS
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2013, 02:02:33 AM »
Have you looked at http://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/DCC.htm

Excellent reference for all things electrical DCC and DC

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Re: (SCISSOR) CROSSINGS
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2013, 10:24:05 AM »
 :thankyousign:  I will have a look

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Re: (SCISSOR) CROSSINGS
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2013, 10:30:10 PM »
From your comments, Im not sure whether you are really talking about a 'Scissors Crossover' a 'Double Slip' or a 'Diamond Crossing'

Perhaps if you look at the diagrams on the Peco Website http://www.peco-uk.com/page.asp?id=tempc55 and pick out the type you mean, it may help ensure readers are clear what you are meaning and ensure they give the right advice.

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Re: (SCISSOR) CROSSINGS
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2013, 11:13:13 PM »
Thank you but I now know what I was taking about.  It was a diamond crossing.  Simple really - like me :dunce:

 

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