Control Panel for Double Slip

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Re: Control Panel for Double Slip

Postby Flashbang » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:12 pm

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Edit2 .... Now corrected and link provided in my reply further down this topic :D
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Re: Control Panel for Double Slip

Postby RAILWAY INSTRUCTOR » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:47 pm

Hi flashbang
A little difficult to explain but here goes.....looking at your diag for double slip indications, if I am looking at it correctly surely if a train traverses from C to B the left hand end point switch will be normal and the right hand switch will be reverse which means that the left hand side no1 led would be lit and on the right hand side no4 led would be lit surely this is incorrect as the train would be going from no 3 led to no 2 led, this is where my circiut sorts this problem out.

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Re: Control Panel for Double Slip

Postby Flashbang » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:59 pm

Hi
You spot on.
That will need correcting!
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Re: Control Panel for Double Slip

Postby RAILWAY INSTRUCTOR » Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:05 pm

Flashbang wrote:Hi
You spot on.
That will need correcting!



Hi flashbang
that was why I devised my little circiut which takes into account the positon of both point switches and illuminates the corresponding leds

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Re: Control Panel for Double Slip

Postby locoworks » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:23 am

not sure if this would work at all???? but in DCC , rather than taking power from switches under the point motors, the feeds could come straight from the rails where only lights being fed with 2 differing polarities would light up, theses being the route set as only that route would have differing polarities on opposite rails on the exit or inlet tracks??

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Re: Control Panel for Double Slip

Postby RAILWAY INSTRUCTOR » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:33 pm

locoworks wrote:not sure if this would work at all???? but in DCC , rather than taking power from switches under the point motors, the feeds could come straight from the rails where only lights being fed with 2 differing polarities would light up, theses being the route set as only that route would have differing polarities on opposite rails on the exit or inlet tracks??


Hi Locoworks
as you say not sure if that would work but I know that my little box of tricks does (refer to post on previous page) as I tried a lot of different combinations and eventually designed a circuit that has been proven by myself .

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Re: Control Panel for Double Slip

Postby jaguar21 » Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:18 pm

Hi railway instructor

Thanks for that. What I didn't say is that I have dual colour led's, green for the route selected and red for the prohibited route. Would this make any difference to your 'box of tricks'?

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Re: Control Panel for Double Slip

Postby RAILWAY INSTRUCTOR » Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:40 pm

jaguar21 wrote:Hi railway instructor

Thanks for that. What I didn't say is that I have dual colour led's, green for the route selected and red for the prohibited route. Would this make any difference to your 'box of tricks'?

Hi jaguar21
what type of bicolour leds are they......common anode or common cathode (both these types have three wires coming out of the led ) or are they bicolour with just two leads coming out of the led that changes colour with polarity reversal.
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Re: Control Panel for Double Slip

Postby Flashbang » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:02 pm

Hi
The simple LED indication circuit for a double slip is shown here.....
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It is also shown in full detail here...
Web site link to wiring Just scroll down to locate the item.
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Re: Control Panel for Double Slip

Postby DonB » Tue Oct 19, 2010 3:45 am

I am now at the stage where I am connecting my FY points to my mimic board; quite frankly, I was dreading wiring the two double slips.

After much pondering, doodling, and general brain ache, the diagram & link has made it clear - Just what the Doctor ordered! :D

Thanks Flashbang.
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Re: Control Panel for Double Slip

Postby Flashbang » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:52 pm

Pleasure to help..... :D :D :D
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Re: Control Panel for Double Slip

Postby 2foot6 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:20 pm

I am having issues wiring the LEDS for the control panel on a double slip, there is a solution to the problems as pointed out in this topic but the diagram (the solution) is unobtainable on the link.Does anyone have a copy of the diagram or solution .The issues are as mentioned in the whole of this topic............cheers Peter.

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Re: Control Panel for Double Slip

Postby RFS » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:47 am

The simplest way of representing a double slip is as two separate turnouts, as in reality the slip is just two turnouts overlaid on each other. Then it's very easy to see which route is set.
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Re: Control Panel for Double Slip

Postby Flashbang » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:57 am

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This link Link to page takes you to the revised whole page where further down DS wiring and LED indications are shown
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