With sizes 4 and 5 used on this page, up to 16 or 20 track exits can be displayed.
With the turntable max. possible 48 track exits require size 11 or 12.
Example plan with 8 shed tracks and 3 access tracks:
The track numbers are entered in this dialog Turntable: Tracks
Here are the track numbers matching the above picture:
The Router does not create routes around the turntable, but there is a convenient function of the turntable object available:
Thus the routes are generated and statically stored in the plan.
Routes can of course also be created manually.
After generating these routes assign the sensors -as usual- in this dialog Block: Routes.
For the integrated bridge block, the sensors are in dialog Turntable: Interface incorporated as sensor 1 - 4.
These sensors must also be created in the Table→Sensors.
For the explicit arrival or departure on the plus or minus side of the bridge, must it turned matching to the track during operation. In Manual operation, this is done with Menu commands, routes or actions.
By default, the Plus side of the bridge rotates to the commanded Track number. If the Minus side of the bridge should turned to the track, the "Opposite Track number", defined in the "Tracks" tab, must be with Menu commands, routes or actions.
Start with Rev 2.1.2418, no actions are required in schedules for the explicit arrival or departure on the Plus or Minus side of the bridge.
When entering the turntable as the a destination, it is only necessary to set the options "Arrive side" and "Depart side" required to "Both", "+" or "-" respectively.
It is recommended to leave the respective setting on "Both" and only change it in the Special cases described there. The Schedule automatic select and activate a suitable route.
The integrated block of the turntable can also be represented as an external Bridge block if desired.
The setup as an external Bridge block is necessary if, for example, the display of the block status colors, the locomotive/train identifiers or a more flexible assignment of sensors and events is desired than described here: Turntable : Interface.
The following figure shows an example of the arrangement of an external bridge block
Turntable decoders use one of the following options for the sensors of the turntable position:
In this example, the bridge position sensors are left visible for clarity.
In the track plan of layouts you can with the option 'Show' set the sensor to invisible.
For best results for positioning the locomotive, it is advisable to interrupt a bridge track and set up two sensors, as shown on the page Turntable.
If mechanical changes to the bridge are to be avoided, the enter2in sensor can be used instead with only one feedback.
It should be noted, that with the individual characteristics of each locomotive, accurate positioning on the bridge is more difficult.
The color of the bridge depends on the status of the bridge sensors as follows:
The following example realizes a 180° rotation:
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