Spur Electrical Question

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Ho Modeler, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. Ho Modeler

    Ho Modeler Member

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    I have a spur that will not shut off when i shut down power to it throught the atlas connector. It almost shuts off but the engine slowly creeps forwards. ANy ideas?

    Eric
  2. interurban

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    Hi Eric,, is it a atlas switch?? with no other track connecting to the spur?
  3. Ho Modeler

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    it is an atlas switch with probably 4 9 in track peices on the straight side and the curve is connected to the main track.
  4. interurban

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    If it`s a new addition to the L/O check your connections it does not take much for power to leak through!! I had a very fine wire coursing problems took me hours to find the bugger.
    ?I only use peco and they have direction feed so no prob, the atlas i have used in the past ment the spur had to be blocked, and a power throw switch used to power up. Is this the case??
  5. Ho Modeler

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    Yes i used the plastic insulators and used the diargam right out of a wiring book
    Eric
  6. interurban

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    O K D O K.
    Eric you have to get your BIG magy glassess on :p and check all conections
    start with the darn plastic rail joiners if its butted to tight the rail can brake it and juice feed through.
    Next the power switch could have a strand of wire jumping power through.
    Great hobby this when ya have to be a detective :D :D :D :D :D :D
    Hope you find it quick.

    an amp meter will tell you the draw its giving.