Antique Engines and Old Iron
[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Library] - [Photo Gallery] - [Groups] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Links] - [Books] - [Sponsors] -

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® Antique Engine Community > Model Railroading
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Notices

Model Railroading All scales, plus Lionel and American Flyer

Model Railroading

G scale wiring question


this thread has 0 replies and has been viewed 156 times

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-06-2019, 03:05:14 AM
pegasuspinto pegasuspinto is offline
Registered-III
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Floyd, AR, USA
Posts: 2,784
Thanks: 334
Thanked 1,321 Times in 858 Posts
Default G scale wiring question

I know there are more active forums but I'm gonna start here first!

I am considering making a G scale layout for a museum that can be controlled by the visitors. Most basic idea is that you would have one active train per track, no possibility of collision. But allow visitors to change the switches so they can reroute the train. (visitors could only rerroute each train in it's own 'division', if I have multiple trains, they are all isolated from one another). Is there any provision available to disable a switch while the train is on it, to prevent a train splitting a switch? I seem to remember this was how old lionel power switches worked, but they were taking advantage of the 3rd rail to make it work).

2nd level, does some system already exist that would allow 2 trains to share the same system, and be visitor controlled, but it could inhibit switches and reroute a train to prevent collisions? I'm not looking to program and engineer something like this myself, but if it's already been done I might want to incorporate that.....
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

F o r u m Jump

Similar Threads Chosen at Random
Thread Thread Starter F o r u m Replies Last Post
half scale volume question? HalfKeck Steam Stationary Engines, Traction Engines, Steam Boats 15 11-24-2013 05:11:40 PM
4KW BF 220 Wiring Question enzo86 Onan Generators 0 09-05-2011 08:25:01 PM
1/4 scale IHC Famous 4hp question Edwin Scale Model Engineering 11 05-20-2009 01:00:02 PM
Scale model valves question Edwin Scale Model Engineering 9 11-07-2007 03:23:20 PM
1/2 scale CASE gov. question Mark Ilg Steam Stationary Engines, Traction Engines, Steam Boats 4 02-05-2002 10:40:59 PM


Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:53:55 PM.

Smokstak and Enginads site search!


All use is subject to our TERMS OF SERVICE
SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark - A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts
Copyright © 2000 - 2016 by Harry Matthews P.O. Box 5612 - Sarasota, FL 34277