Introduction

After being asked many times, at railway exhibitions, how the automatic tram stops on our model tramways work, here are the basics behind a very simple automatic control system which, in it's simplest form for one tram stop, only involves four cuts (electrical breaks) in the running rails. To access these pages click on the diagram, page link or the menu to the one you wish to view.

 Single Stops for Live Overhead
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Click here to find out how the Single Stops for Live Overhead work and how they are used for two trams travelling in the same direction where one tram approaches a stationary tram which then moves off while the following tram stops.

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 Linked Stops for Live Overhead
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Click here to find out how the Linked Stops for Live Overhead work and how they are used for two trams travelling in different or opposite directions.

They still employ the same cut rails principle but require many more cuts to make them work than those examples on the single stops page.

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 Single Stops for Two Rail
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Click here to find out how the Single Stops for 2-Rail work and how one is used for two two-rail wired trams travelling in the same direction where one tram approaches a stationary tram which then moves off while the following tram stops and the other shows how a crossing works. They still employ the same cut rails principle.

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