How to wire my homemade UNLOADING rack

I have made my own unloading rails from brass square tubing. I would like to know how to wire it. I plan to actuate it with the Lionel post-war push button controller. Please send me a sketch on where the wires would go. All suggestions will be helpful

Thank you very much.20190315_020721erry 

 

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Referring to the diagram below, just wire the two rails together and switch center rail track power to them through your pushbutton.

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Do we know that his unloading car can operate with "hot" power coming from the 4th and/or 5th rails?  These cars pick up the "common" from the outer rail via the wheels.

In your diagram, when the controller right side button (UNLOAD) is pressed "down", "hot" (red) goes to the right control rail and "common" (black) goes to the left control rail.  These are for cars that don't require an electrical connection from the wheels and get their "hot" and "ground" from two slider shoes that go to the 4th and 5th rails.  Hence the car must be centered over the control rails so that one shoe picks up the left rail to get "common" and the other shoe picks up the right rail to get "hot".

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Perhaps you haven't fastened the rails yet and your photo is a mock-up, but it seems like the upper rail is not centered?  It seems to drift upward toward the upper outer rail as you go from right-to-left.  The green line is an attempt to show a centered-rail. 

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