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Offline stratos858  
#1 Posted : 13 June 2022 23:11:03(UTC)

Joined: 13/06/2022(UTC)
Posts: 3
Location: Attiki, Athens

I am not so long time in this hobby, however I did my homework and I already own a fair C track layout on my table.
I am now on plans for a more extended layout and I am counting the extra parts I will need. I will add some 74491 motors on my turnouts.
What I am asking is if there is a problem when the locomotive gets in one of the two outputs of turnout while the key is on the other side and gets out from the one end.
I can see that there is a spring mechanism that allow the locomotive to pass from the dual side to one end, but is this a strain for the turnout?
I am asking this since I can avoid some turnout motors in some points.
Hope that I didnt confused you and thank you very mcuh for your time.
Offline pederbc  
#2 Posted : 14 June 2022 00:33:04(UTC)

Joined: 11/06/2007(UTC)
Posts: 142
Location: Eslöv, Sweden

No problem! I have been using unmotorized C-switches like you describe for years without problem.

Best regards, Peder
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Offline Bogenschütze  
#3 Posted : 14 June 2022 11:11:22(UTC)

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Joined: 10/09/2019(UTC)
Posts: 107
Location: England, Chichester

None of my C-track turnouts on the exit from my schattenbahnhof ladder are motorised. I set them in the straight-ahead position and let the passing train move the spring-loaded blades. I've never had a derailment nor any problems with the turnouts after three years of use.

Regards, Keith
Marklin - "The train set I never had as a child."
Keith Bowman
Offline stratos858  
#4 Posted : 14 June 2022 11:49:34(UTC)

Joined: 13/06/2022(UTC)
Posts: 3
Location: Attiki, Athens
Thank you very much for your fast replies. I got the needed confirmation.
Offline rhfil  
#5 Posted : 14 June 2022 19:42:57(UTC)

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Joined: 05/09/2014(UTC)
Posts: 208
Location: NEW HAMPSHIRE, Somersworth
The only potential problem which I have seen is if you have a consist that is part way through a switch and for some reason you need to reverse it. The part past the switch will try to go straight while the part not through will continue on the curved rail.
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