Atlas switches, am i the only one?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by lester perry, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. lester perry

    lester perry Guest

    There is another thread here about atlas switches / turn outs. It asks what is the problem. I have had electrical trouble with them,not only the points. Am I the only one to have this problem?
  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    I have the Atlas turnouts and haven't had a problem electrically(YET).
    But I have the manuals, and not the remotes. Prior experience with the remotes is the elctro-magnets burn out quick. Which makes them manuals rather quickley.
  3. lester perry

    lester perry Guest

    I am not talking about the remotes. I mean track power the rails go dead. I will have to get a pic of repairs to show what I am talking about
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Yep. I've had that problem with a couple and ended up soldering jumper wires as needed to get power flowing through the entire turnout.

    Ralph
  5. steamhead

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    The weak point ("electrically" speaking) is the rivet that holds the point rail and allows it to swivel. I used to fix (no more Atlas' for me, thank you...) by lightly tapping on the rivet using a roundhead screw and small hammer to tighten up the rivet somewhat but still allow for the swivel motion...
  6. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Sorry...
    Misunderstood the question.
    Does though answer a couple of problems I have had.
  7. thumsup

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    I gotta ask, Is soldering jumpers a problem? I'm new to this and real slow. :p
  8. hminky

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