Question about Atlas Turnouts and DCC operations?

Discussion in 'DCC & Electronics' started by vanda32547, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. vanda32547

    vanda32547 Member

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    With the Atlas Turnouts, I've noticed that is appears the conducting metal continues through (underneith) the frog area even though there is plastic insulation at the frog.

    My question is this...
    When using DCC with these Atlas switches, do I need to cut the metal in order to isolate the frog even though there is plastic where the wheel contacts would hit to avoid any shorts? Anyone have any experience with these atlas snap switch turnouts and how did you handle this ?

    Thanks in advance again for any help,
  2. jwmurrayjr

    jwmurrayjr Member

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    Bob,

    Atlas Snap and CS turnouts are "DCC friendly". No modifications are necessary.

    Have fun!
  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Bob: these switches are probably the most DCC ready of all. If you can live with the limitations (18" radius, dead frog) There should be no problems. Reverse loops still require extra work.