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Digital Marklin Layout with Analog/Manual Control of Turnouts

Posted by Charlie Jewel on

Digital Marklin Layout with Analog/Manual Control of Turnouts

I am putting my track plan together.  It is a digital layout andI will be running my locos digitally.  I would like to know if I can manually control thru control boxes and a separate transformer my turnouts?  I know that I will not have to connect the decoder to the turnout motor.So can I do it manually?  If so is there a way you could explain how I can accomplish this without frying my electronics?I would like control signals this way in the future also.I just like the idea of looking at a control panel and pressing buttons. Yes you can run...

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