I am modifying my layout, and will have three 022 switches, very close together. The way things are set up, they will all need to operate in tandem to prevent a derailment. i.e., two must be open and one closed, or two must be closed and one open.
Because they must work this way, I would like to have a single Lionel lever controller operate all three switches. I know that I can do this by running the control wires from the controller first to one switch, and then a separate set of wires from that switch over the second, and then a separate set of wires from that second one over to the third.
My question is, is this likely to work electronically? Do those thin control wires carry enough current to travel to and trip all three switches? (The length of the control wire from the controller to the first switch is about 4 feet, and then to the others is only a matter of about 1 foot from one to the other.) Or do I need thicker control wires?
If those thinner wires will work, is there any obvious danger in this that isn't present when just operating one switch? Will the wires tend to overheat or burn?
Any reason that this is plainly just a bad idea?
Thanks for all advice and thoughts.