Conventional and Command Configuration
After several unsuccessful searches, I am posting this question for input solutions/experience on system configurations for selecting between Command and Conventional modes.
After years of conventional operation with PW equipment, I have recently acquired a Legacy Loco and intend to acquire others and am switching to Fastrack.
I have a Lionel KW Transformer for my PW equipment and with the Fastrack Legacy configuration I purchased a 180 Watt Powerhouse. I also have a Lionel 990 Command Set.
I am also aware of Lionel’s Powermaster.
My question is related to changing the operating (power) configuration from Command to Conventional and vice versa.
An obvious solution is to simply add a Lionel Powermaster. However, since my track layout is small and simple, I am considering a simple configuration using a DPDT (Double Pole – Double Throw) toggle switch to swap between the output terminals of the KW transformer and the TMCC Direct Lockon/Powerhouse.
To add clarification – I have attached a hand sketch of the proposed power configuration.
Have others used this configuration?
I have not selected a DPDT Switch – Recommendations/suggestions welcome.
Are there reasons this is not a reasonable approach.