Point to Point auto reversing "O" Gauge

Point to Point auto reversing "O" Gauge

Post by Davi » Sat, 27 Jul 2002 10:45:50



I want to make a 10-15 ft. 3 rail "O" gauge straight section auto
reverse using a Lionel engine with two motors and railsounds pulling
and pushing a few cars...Can it be done? How?
 
 
 

Point to Point auto reversing "O" Gauge

Post by Russell Hedge » Wed, 31 Jul 2002 15:10:12


        Does it have to slow down at both ends, or can it just stop and reverse?
  More expensive if it has to slow down first, doable either way.

        Russell Hedges

Quote:

> I want to make a 10-15 ft. 3 rail "O" gauge straight section auto
> reverse using a Lionel engine with two motors and railsounds pulling
> and pushing a few cars...Can it be done? How?


 
 
 

Point to Point auto reversing "O" Gauge

Post by Fred Dabne » Thu, 01 Aug 2002 01:48:26


Quote:
> Does it have to slow down at both ends, or can it just stop and
reverse?
>   More expensive if it has to slow down first, doable either

way.

Slowing down is easier on the equipment, at least in smaller
scales but it's easy to do, doesn't have to be expensive.

Put in a couple of gaps at each end, put a resistor in series
with the track feeder in each block.

You will have to determine the values by experimenting
of course.  They will depend on how much current the
engine draws which will determine not only the resistance
but the wattage but if all you want is to cut the speed
some, not have a gradual "ramp down" of speed it's not
a big deal.

Our club has an automatic loop-to-loop circuit we run
during our open house in the fall fair.  A train breaks
a photocell which cuts in a resistor, then it hits a
second photocell which turns off the track power
altogether.  We use solid state throttles and this
sort of thing is simple to add.

It's a commercial package for the auto-reverser but
I can't recall who made it.  There are several on the
market however.  See the Walthers catalog for
some examples.

Fred D.

 
 
 

Point to Point auto reversing "O" Gauge

Post by Rob Paisl » Fri, 02 Aug 2002 19:46:12


Quote:

> I want to make a 10-15 ft. 3 rail "O" gauge straight section auto
> reverse using a Lionel engine with two motors and railsounds pulling
> and pushing a few cars...Can it be done? How?

   I have previously been contacted by the originator of this thread
and have circuits that might work but I am not familiar with this type
of train.

  Can someone tell me the current and voltage required for these
locomotives.

Thanks.

Rob.