Large Scale Central

Automated To-From Operation

I’m interested in creating an animated to/from operation on a long straight track. I have a steelmill operation that consists of a switcher and 2 Molten steel Ore (slag) cars. I want the train to go from the mill to the slag dump, pause, return to the mill, pause, return to the slag dump, pause, and so on. Any suggestions?

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I currently run two seperate lines (B&O and Pennsy) that are operated independent of eachother (using insulators) with independent TrainPower 6200 transformers with direct current.

Jay, Have you looked at the Single or multi-stop-reverser unit that Split-Jaw has???

Seems like you only want a stop at the mill, then the slag pile and go back an forth… Seems like no different that running a trolley back and forth between 2 stations…

If only the 2 stops, then the single unit should work…

Kevin Strong recently did a review in Garden Railways Magazine about some of the various automatic reversing units. Might find some good info there. Hope this helps.