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At Park Place in Elmhurst IL

Turnout Control System

Atlas Switch Setup

Device                                                                            List Price           Atlas Item #
HO Remote Switch Machine (Left or Right)            $13.95               0052 or 0053
HO Switch Control Box                                                $6.50                 0056
Snap Relay                                                                    $16.50              0200

The remote controls for Atlas Code 100 turnouts connected to an accessory connection allow for control of the turnout points at the tabletop.  Use of the Snap Relay allows power to be connected to the frog of the #6 turnouts keeping power on the track as well as allowing bicolor signals and control of siding power.

HO Remote Switch Machine
For Code 100 #5 or #6 Turnouts. Remote switch machines will quickly and easily convert our Atlas code 100 HO switches to remote control. With a remote control switch you can wire the turnout to be "thrown" (changing the direction of the rail) from the control panel, rather than from the turnout itself.

HO Switch Control Box
Made for twin coil switch machines will control our Atlas switch machines with SPDT momentary action. Button position will indicate turnout setting. They can be coupled together for all the turnouts without wiring. Identification labels come with the control box.

What a Snap Relay Can Do for the Club
A double-pole, double-throw relay with actuating mechanism driven by a momentary-power, twin coil solenoid. (A solenoid is a cylindrical coil of insulated wire in which an iron core is made to move back and forth by a flow of electric current.) With just a few simple connections, this small device, which may be mounted anywhere, can:
·  Power the frogs on Atlas' Code 100 #6 turnouts
·  Control trackside signal lamps to show turnout point positions
·  Operate control panel lamps to show settings of remotely located turnouts (switches)
·  Provide selective track siding control. Sidings are powered only when points are aligned for siding. Siding remains dead when points are set for the mainline.
·  Control X-sections automatically. This very useful track arrangement is thoroughly discussed in Atlas' Complete Wiring Book.


Updated 01/02/20

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