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 Posted: Thu Sep 19th, 2013 08:14 am
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Hi,

I've bought a couple of Peco electrofrogs long X Ings and can't get my head round how they are wired.

I've read some of the explanations in Ian Mortons books brut it's not sinking in. I'm thinking with regards to frog polarity etc.

I would be operating my points etc DC and using Cobalt motors.

Can anyone givean idiots guide. Preferably not just saying how to wire, but the reasoning behind it.

Cheers for now.

Toto

Sorry, I realise there is no moving parts, but is there still some requirement to change frog polarity and if so, how ???

Hope I'm being clear :sad:

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Yes Tom, required for both DC & DCC uses as the frogs require switching depending on the track used for the crossover
 
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http://brian-lambert.co.uk/Electrical-2.htm#Live frog (Electrofrog) points
 



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Thanks for that Ron,

I'll study at greater length tonight. Hopefully Ican get my head round it.

Cheers

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I set my brain to 'simple' and just use the idea that the rail furthest from me is 'red electricity +' and the rail nearest is 'black electricity -'on all my layout and by using the double pole switch I look at each route and wire the red and black electricity straight across for each one.

Here the DP switch centre contacts are filling up with red and black from the track supply, and depending on which position it is set to, send red or black to the appropriate frog.

Brian is a genius, much respect!

Good luck,

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Thanks for that Douglas,

I'll see if I can applythattheory in my head when I have a copy of the wiring schematic up on the screen.

Sometimes the simplest explanations are the best.

Cheers

Toto

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