S> >...switches on parallel tracks ... are in pairs, one S> >switch on one line at 180 degrees to a switch on the adjacent S> >line. I cannot think of any situations where they would not operate S> >as a pair,.... S> S> This track configuration is called a Crossover, which is different from a S> Crossing. You are correct -- there is no reason that only one switch would be S> thrown at a time. So you can connext the switch motors to the same electrical S> switch, so that they operate at the same time. Or you can run a linkage from S> one motor to both throw rods, if your switch motor is powerful enough. S> For a crossover on my railroad, I custom-built a Motovator type motor with a S> Plastruct rod 14 inches long. S> Another writer mentioned polartiy. If you are not using electrically insulated S> frogs, you will need to put insulated joiners in the crossover rails or the S> track power will short out.
If one is using multiple switch motors, one needs to be sure to wire the two motors properly.
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