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hi, im new to this forum can anybody help me.I want to connect USA TRAINS #6 turnouts and a 4ft diameter turnouts to a massoth decoder but i dont know where the wires go.the #6 has 4wires green, yellow, black, red,the 4ft has 3 and 2.green, black ,red and black and red which .,or if anybody knows the colour code USA Trains use .Ive tried to get the info from them direct but i got no reply
 

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QUOTE (nico @ 31 Jul 2008, 11:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>hi, im new to this forum can anybody help me.I want to connect USA TRAINS #6 turnouts and a 4ft diameter turnouts to a massoth decoder but i dont know where the wires go.the #6 has 4wires green, yellow, black, red,the 4ft has 3 and 2.green, black ,red and black and red which .,or if anybody knows the colour code USA Trains use .Ive tried to get the info from them direct but i got no reply


Hi Nico,
Welcome to the forum,
Have you tried on of the U.S. forums for colour coding such as .........

http://www.trains.com/mrr/
 

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QUOTE (upnick @ 31 Jul 2008, 20:22) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Nico,
Welcome to the forum,
Have you tried on of the U.S. forums for colour coding such as .........

http://www.trains.com/mrr/

thanks for the welcome, i just found some info on another forum mylargescale.com but the person cant be found it was in their archives as im new to all this maybe you might know if it throws any light on the subject

Posted - 02 May 2007 : 19:15:43
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Hi,

Thanks for the tip on the decoder.

I did some investigation of the wiring.
I cut the wires that connected the two button controller
from the turnout. There are four wires (red, green, yellow
and black). I used my power supply directly in order to
test. I found that current through (red,green) would activate
the coil that sets the turnout for travel through the main line.
Current through (red,yellow) activates the other coil (side line).

Reading the literature in the Digitrax site, it sounds like this
three wire setup is something that the DS52 and DS64 will handle.

The turnout also comes with red and green signal lights.
From testing my other turnout with the intact wiring it appears
that green is supposed to be for main line travel and red
for side line travel. The only way I could make this work was to
have (red,green+black) for the main line and (red,yellow+black)
for the side line. This does not seem quite kosher to me and
I am not sure how these combinations can be implemented with the
three contacts on the decoder. I am thinking I may end up forgetting
about the signal lights and just worrying about the turnout motion.

Just in case anyone else has the same situation in the future,
I will try to report what setup finally worked once I have a
decoder to use.

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Ben Pavon
Little Sespe Railroad
 
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