1. trainrick

    trainrick New Member

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    i have a separate loop run by a separate transformer. At a turnout away from the loop connection my engine completely stopped, as well as all power to the loop. Is there a reason a malfunctioning turnout could cause a power loss to a loop ? Any ideas would help.

    Thnaks
    Trainrick
     
  2. traingeekboy

    traingeekboy TrainBoard Member

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    Power stoppage would imply a circuit breaker has been thrown. A lot of power packs have built in circuit breakers for fault/short protection.

    It's like your loco is somehow hitting both sets of rails as it crosses this switch thus making a short circuit. The only thing you can really do is examine where the wheels are touching when this happen to see where the connection is being made.

    If you post a photo maybe we can help some more. :)
     

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