Wiring Tortoise Switch Machine Connect Tortoise Pins 1 and 8 to power from the SE8C. Again, verify that all voltage-dropping resistors have been removed. The Tortoise may be tested by repeatedly pressing the push button. The voltage across the Tortoise should be approximately 10 VDC. 3.7 Test the Pin 1 and 8 Polarity This is really important! Now switch the turnout using a DT400.
Wiring Tortoise Switch Machine Recently a Peco three-way turnout was added to the layout. This turnout was designed to be thrown with a twin-coil type switch machine but I wanted to use a set of Tortoise switch machines to throw it. This poses a problem because the points of the switch overlap. This means that each tortoise needs to operated independently.
Wiring Tortoise Switch Machine The Tortoise is the most popular brand of slow-motion switch machines. Most modelers prefer slow-motion over twin-coil switch machines because they are more gentle on your turnouts. Slow-motion switch machines move the point of the turnout slowly from one side to the other, whereas twin-coil switch machines snap the points over.
Wiring Tortoise Switch Machine How to wire tortoise switches and frogs for dcc. Posted by to make a panel with green and red LED's to show which way the turnout is open but I had trouble understanding the wiring diagram that came with the tortoise switches. powering the actual tortoise switch machine itself when using