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Why am I getting a sort circuit when I try to run a train into siding number 1. If I disconnect siding rails after the point B there is no short but neither is there any power ,although point A remains fully operational.

I am using Peco insulfrog points with seep motors,  Wired as DCC with 16v power supply all in N gauge.

All help appreciated, I have plenty of free time!

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Hi, Two things

1. have you placed insulated rail joiners between points A & B.?

2.have your checked that the wires are correctly connected to siding 1?

 

also have you tried running the layout without the feeds on siding 1

 

I know a number of questions

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Rewire the power connections so that all the INNER rails are the same polarity and all the OUTER rails are the same polarity rather than upper and lower.

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Are you sure you have all the droppers connected correctly as you have indicated on the diagram. I would be tempted to as a quick fix to swap the two droppers on that siding and see what happens.

 

Richard

 

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9 minutes ago, johnd said:

Hi, Two things

1. have you placed insulated rail joiners between points A & B.?

2.have your checked that the wires are correctly connected to siding 1?

 

also have you tried running the layout without the feeds on siding 1

 

I know a number of questions

1. No

2. Yes

3. Yes, all runs fine but no power in siding 1

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5 minutes ago, deltanw12 said:

1. No

2. Yes

3. Yes, all runs fine but no power in siding 1

I would then check we're you are getting the power from for siding one as it seems you may have a bad connection or broken wire which needs replacing. 

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59 minutes ago, smokebox said:

You have conflicting power connections causing direct short circuits

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The same applies to the inner line as well! 

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