Hi, Found a USC conversion for MTH Will this conversion work for Lionel USC remote track too?
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Yes, they all use the same basic wiring/activation scheme. Because some operating cars work with the uncouple button(using car chassis for ground/common) and some with the unload button(isolated from the car chassis), a DPDT (on)-off-(on) switch can be used to replace the bulky controllers. 6019 illustrated, RCS/UCS, GarGraves/Ross, RealTrax, FasTrack similar. If you really don't want the magnet energizing, just don't connect it or cut the connection. To use aux power, take the "power" wire off the center rail connection and connect it to your accessory voltage tap.
A DPST button type switch of your choosing can be used to energize either uncouple or unload by just using either the bottom, or top, respectively, of the DPDT in the illustration.
Hi, ADCZRob, Thanks for the reply. I been looking for a diagram for a long time. Will give it a try today. DC
Hi Rob, Just to let you know that I tried the switch today. Would not work. I noticed that the pin numbers are different on the DP-DT switch that I used compared to the pin numbers on the switch in the diagram. The switch numbers run vertical on the I have and numbers run horizonal on the one in the diagram. What DP-DT manufacture switch should I use to make it work?
The switch in the diagram is a little misleading - it is oriented up & down as illustrated.
Any manufacturer of your preference, for the style & mounting you are looking for - toggle, slide, rocker, pushbutton, etc. DPDT switches are ubiquitous and all work generally the same regardless of the numbering. You want the DPDT (on)-off-(on) center off momentary for the track activation.
The center 2 wires go to the center 2 connections on the DPDT, the rest of the connections follow to the left & right or up & down respectively depending on how you have the switch orientated, you decide which way is uncouple and which way is unload by rotating the switch 180º.
Almost ALL Lionel accessories, switches, blocks, operating stuff, etcetera - can be accomplished with toggle switches. To "compress" my control space needs I am populating my control panel with toggles instead Lionel and Z-stuff operators that are hungrier for real estate.
I agree that all CAN be replaced by toggle switches but some should really be push button momentary switches. Leaving a Toggle Switch energized too long could burn out some Coil Operated accessories.
Thanks guy's, rewired my switch. Jumped poles 6-3-1 went #3 on track, #2 went to to #4 on track, #4 went to #1 on track and #5 went to #2 on track. works great. Thanks to all
PS Thought you mite want to know, I am using a Taiway DPDT (on) off (on) toggle switch.