Wiring turnouts/switches

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Nick8564, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. Nick8564

    Nick8564 Member

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    I am just starting to use turnouts in my layouts. I only had a simple layout then i had to take it all down. I need to know how to wire my turnouts to the switch and the switch to the power. Thanks for helping.
  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Nick: I assume you're asking about the switch machine wiring, not the track. I'll also assume you have a Snap-Switch type and a little electrical switch that you slide and then push.
    There are 3 screws on the switch machine. One is a "common" and goes to one of the AC terminals on your power pack. You can connect all the commons together to a single wire. There is also a common screw on the electrical switch. This gets connected to the other AC terminal. There are two more screws on each unit; these get connected together by two wires. Then you try the controller. If the switch goes the wrong way, reverse the last two wires.
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