Our layout is wired for DCS. We have about 30 Ross turnouts with Tortoise switch machines. Included in the total are 15 which control freight and passenger yard tracks.
We plan to control the main line turnouts with the DCS system. The two yards will be controlled with Touch Toggles on two separate panels. Both yards are wired and everything operates very smoothly including all Touch Toggles. All that I can say about the Touch Toggle system using DCS is WOW. It operates flawlessly.
That is the good news.
This week I connected the Legacy system... one wire to the outside rail. Barry’s book indicates that this is one way to wire DCS and Legacy. We may change it to go thru the terminal blocks but wanted to start very simply.
The Legacy system immediately worked and operated a Lionel Legacy engine
More good news.
Unfortunately, the Touch Toggles did not do well. About a third simply froze and refused to work. Turn off Legacy, all work perfectly.
I talked to Kevin Hunter who owns the company and we discussed what the problem might be. Ground, capacitance (sp), and a other things. I tried all of what he suggested with no luck.
Does anyone have any experience, ideas, or suggestions about this problem? Electrical Engineering is barely something that I can spell. I am lost.
I searched the forum for Touch Toggles and found a few entries. One was from Steamfan 77 and the Long Island Railroad. He uses Touch Toggles, DCS, and Legacy. I sent him a private message but he must not have seen it. Hopefully he will see this and respond. I am pretty certain that he has had the same issue and found a solution.
Thanks so much for your help. We are at a standstill.