Hi, Looking at momentary switches (on) off (on) to run some ucs remote Lionel switches (at least that is what they say). I found some online. They say that they are momentary but the on is doesn't have any parenthesis around them. I was under the impression that all momentary switches had the on in parenthesis. Is that true?
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Yes, generally that is the case, but not always - some websites have it backwards or not noted in that way. I have bought bags of switches that did or did not follow the 'parenthesis convention' and had to return them or keep a bag full of switches I didn't really need - some websites had it backwards. Shop around and confirm that the switches are latching or non-latching/momentary. I have purchased dozens in recent weeks as I prepare to build out my table and some pricing is wildly steep and some a relatively affordable, but no single vendor had best pricing.
Single pole/Double throw. Left (momentary)/ Center off/ Right (momentary)
Hi Woodsy, Since I am no electronic person. I don't know what you mean about the latching/non-latching. What kind do I need? I do know they need to momentary switches. What switch would you recommend? I have one made already, I used a Taiway DPDT (on) off (on) switch but their is no part number on it. Regards DC
Latching - Push the Button to Turn = ON and it Stays ON until you push it again to turn it OFF.
Thanks Yendor that makes sense.
You could also wire two push buttons to perform this function if you can't find a momentary DPDT you like. Would use a bit more space on the control panel of course.
- i'm just sayin'
These act as momentary SPST
Darrel, this is my "go to" for electrical parts, see toggle switches
This switch will work for you, DPDT CENTER-OFF MOMENTARY MINI-TOGGLE
CAT # MTS-93
my web page with "Control Lionel RC Track with Miniature Toggle Switch"
my web page with various switch uses
Thanks Guys, will check these sites out.
My Main control panel has had many momentary ON push button switches since 1977. Most operate Marx switches (Red and Green below) with five push button pairs operating two switches at a time. The layout has 31 Marx switches and diagram control panels are the easiest way to locate and operate the desired track switch. They were bought at Radio Shack and and later on Ebay.