new guy with wiring problem

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by goatman, Nov 23, 2002.

  1. goatman

    goatman New Member

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    I am wiring 10 blocks on my new layout with Atlas selectorwith[4switches] in each section for a total of 4 section for some reason witch a can't understan acan"t isolate my blocks no matter witch swich Iuse .Iused plastice rail joiners on both rails any help please.thanks in advance.jim[goatman]
  2. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

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    Diagram of trackplan w/insulators marked would sure help.
  3. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

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    Jad.
    Could you post a drawing so we can see what you did?
  4. billk

    billk Active Member

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    Actually a wiring diagram of what you're doing would be of more help than just a track plan. I think. Maybe. It might be a real pain to draw one up, but you might just figure out on your own what you're doing wrong by doing so.

    Another thing is to get or make a continuity tester if you don't have one already. It can be as simple as a couple of pieces of wire, a battery and a light or buzzer.
  5. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

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    Hi Jad,
    I would prefer a simple trackplan to solve your problem, with a plan I can re-draw it and place in where to put DPDT switches and where to place "Plastic" rail joiners.

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  6. goatman

    goatman New Member

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    wiring

    thanks guys for your replies,i can't draw any plans,but idid some testingand i think my prolems are in myAtlas selectors . Iget a short across all the terminals with nothing attached. Ihave some oldSP/DTswitches that I will try.let you know how i make out ThankJim:)
  7. goatman

    goatman New Member

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    wireing problem solved

    Had two wires mixed and had a plastic insulator that was no on the rail everthing is OK thanks Imust have had fishing on my mind when I was working on the layout. JAD:) ;) :cool: :rolleyes:
  8. tomfassett

    tomfassett Member

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    Re: wireing problem solved

    What? You say that like it is a bad thing... Now if I could just figure out how to take the layout with me when fishing, I would be in heaven...;) :D

    Tom F