Non derail switches

anyone have an idea why my non derail switches would just all of the sudden stop working?

I realize that is somewhat of a loaded question - but they have worked for years all tthe sudden no more i operate in a DCS environment if that helps  switch machines still work    Have Ross switches and z1000 switch machines 

 

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MSP,

Looking at the wiring diagram I do not see any commonality of the non-derailing function between switches other than the common (black) track connection.  Are your switches wire differently?

DZ-1000 non-derailing

Ron

 

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John,

Here is a diagram with the train transformer and AIU added.  Since both are connected at the track, is a connection between the transformers really needed?

DZ-1000 non-derailing w AIU

Ron

 

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If you are using a DCS AIU unit, it is possible the ground wire going to the AIU switch position is not connected..  To expand, coming off the AIU you should have 3 wires for each switch.  One going to the left side and one to the right side, then a ground to the middle terminal of each AIU switch position.  (In my case I used one ground connection, then daisy chained all the "center" AIU connections for each switch, if that wire was to get disconnected then none of the switches would work.)  An easy test would be to test by shorting the two outside rails together at a switch, (simulating non-derail) and if the switch works, it is most probably the AIU ground wire.

If you are using Remote Control from the hand held remote, and have the push buttons installed, and the derail.  You should be able to test each option and find out which one is not functioning.  Then investigate which one is the problem.

Romiller and John c.   You got it thanks.    I had inadvertently loosed the wires from the trans former to the terminal block feeding the switches and when I put them back they  got reversed.    Simple fix.     Thanks again.   

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