Kato turnout controlers

Maxy64 Aug 13, 2018

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  1. Maxy64

    Maxy64 New Member

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    Instead of plugging them into the power pack/transformer directly, I'm looking for a cable that will run from the transformer to the 24-840 switch.

    I am controlling 2 turnouts at once in a single situation, but that is on the output side, I'm looking for a cable running from a 22-014 power pack to the row of 24-840 switches on their input side.

    Or a source for the male/female "button plugs".
     
  2. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    I'm not sure, but would something like this provide parts? It's Kato 24-842.

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  3. NScaleKen

    NScaleKen Permanently dispatched

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    I am not positive since I have not done this, but I suspect one can buy a snap fitting to match from sewing supplies as they are used as rivet style attached fittings in clothing, then solder a wire to it and use it as the contact? It won't break the bank to try I have done some sewing and a fitting like that should be under a dollar for a single set (just a guess from buying other types like zippers and buttons). I would take the switch into a sewing shop to try and match the snap fitting.

    I connected my second line on my Kato N scale loop by stuffing wires down the back of the 2 power lead plugs to jump them, instead of the expensive Kato power splitter. Its all analog so it is easily wired oneself with some research or experience in basic low voltage DC tinkering. I want the Kato parts, because they are Kato, but I am not waiting to get them to get the layout running.
     
  4. Maxy64

    Maxy64 New Member

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    NScaleKen, thanks for the sewing shop idea! I have also been thinking of just buying a switch to take apart and do the same thing because I couldn't find where to buy the "connector buttons".
    Too "specialized" thinking on my part!
     
  5. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    Would snaps within 9V battery connectors work? All Electronics offers several variants of these at 2 Ea for $1.00.

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  6. Maxy64

    Maxy64 New Member

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    Hardcoaler,
    I don't know how many times I look at things and miss the size altogether :(

    Those Kato plugs always appeared to be "oversize" to me.

    9v battery plugs are the exact right size!

    I sure hope that this may help someone else!
    Thanks a lot!
     
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