After my basement fiasco its time to get the switches going again. Only this time, I want to keep the serial port of the Command Base open, so instead of using a IC Controls ASC-3000, I want to get previously owned Lionel SC-2 going. It arrived with the trace to the power terminal cut. I know this breaks the connection between the rear power plug in and the terminal post. I have the pdf manual and read it up again. I remember at one time I had a piece of copper wire restoring the connection, and now that wire is not there, and whatever I did, the unit was working. I tried searching the forum but my search skills must be lacking.
Why did we cut it? From the manual, seems easy, either power by AC wall wart, or track, but not both. Idiot protection???
My intent is to use only with switches, K-Line SuperSnap that only require a momentary short to ground just like Lionel O gauge switches. It