Märklin K track diamond crossing

Discuss model railway topics and news that do not fit into other sections.
AlanB
Posts: 10
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:42 pm

Märklin K track diamond crossing

Postby AlanB » Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:10 pm

Does anyone know how these crossings are connected internally?

Alan

User avatar
pete12345
Posts: 924
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:53 pm
Location: Coventry

Re: Märklin K track diamond crossing

Postby pete12345 » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:58 pm

Märklin track is designed for the 3-rail system. Usually the running rails are electrically connected, or at least given no particular regard for isolation. So on a 2-rail system would probably mean short circuts aplenty.
Once an engine attached to a train, was afraid of a few drops of rain...

User avatar
Bufferstop
Posts: 12098
Joined: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:06 pm
Location: Bottom end of N. Warks line

Re: Märklin K track diamond crossing

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:30 pm

I thought it was similar to the Trix system in which the running rails were isolated and used to control two separate trains.
Growing old, can't avoid it. Growing up, forget it!
My Layout, My Workbench Blog and My Opinions

User avatar
pete12345
Posts: 924
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:53 pm
Location: Coventry

Re: Märklin K track diamond crossing

Postby pete12345 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:00 pm

Symmetrical as far as I know. They used to proclaim the advantages that their system gave better contact due to having all wheels available for one side of the circuit, and no special arrangement was needed for reverse loops and such.
Once an engine attached to a train, was afraid of a few drops of rain...


Return to “General Model Railway Discussion / News”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 19 guests