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SpaceMouse

Fun Lover
Depends on the switch machine. With the exception of Tortoise-like switch machines the are usually momentary switches with the default "open"
 
I think on most a SPDT center off switch will work but the switch would have to return to center on its own. You wouldnt want to forget to turn it off. I had some wired that way on an old layout. Not sure what you have that may make a difference.
 

CIOR

Central Indiana & Ohio RR
Depending on switch machine. I use Tortoise machines and use DPDT switches to control them.
On the Atlas and types like that, you can use a SPDT and momentary contact switches to do that trick.
 
I am using N scale Bachman EZ track switches. The switch box they come with is rather large and I wanted to make a control board with different switches.
 

grande man

Bonafied Grande Nut
I am using N scale Bachman EZ track switches. The switch box they come with is rather large and I wanted to make a control board with different switches.
You'll need something capable of momentary power. Twin coil machines are easily burned out if power is continually applied.
 

CBCNSfan

Registered Member
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For each set of turnouts, I use a pair of these little dandies. Normal open momentary contact push button switches from Radio Shack.

Willis
 




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