DCC and a turntable

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#1
I want to install an old turntable. I have been careful to wire my layout one rail to my red buss and the other to my black buss. How do I handle the polarity when the loco is turned 180 deg. on it? Can I use a double pole double throw and manually change it before I drive the loco off after "spinning" it?
 

Selector

Well-Known Member
#3
If the TT has a split rail design, you don't need to worry about it. The split rail design reverses the polarity automatically. Otherwise, yes, you'll need either a DPDT or an automatic reverser such as the PSX-AR.
 

Iron Horseman

Well-Known Member
#5
Yup three things that need DCC auto reversing units. Reverse Loops, Wyes, and Turntables, or you can use the good old manual DPDT switch. As the others have said the newer turntables are wired internally to reverse the power so if you have one of those you might not need to do anything.
 



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