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  • Looking for a Loy's Toys ARSC Reversing Unit

    I installed a Loy's Toys ARSC Automatic Reversing Controller in my layout for a reverse loop.

    Since Loy's is now out of business I would like to find a replacement unit should the original ever fail.

    Does anyone have one for sale or know of a source?

    Thanks.

    Greg
    The Chicago, Milwaukee & Northern Railroad



    Est. 1983

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    Hi Greg, I understand your concern for a replacement unit. But that should last without a problem. Those units usually never fail. I’ve seen Digitrax AR1 lasting on other layouts for years and years. I don’t know much about Loy’s Toys units, but even if it were to fail, and you can’t locate another from anyone, a Digitrax unit would easily take its place. I’m sure you are comfortable with the Loy’s Toy unit, but be assured that any other reversing unit would work equally as well. They are all basically the same in construction and performance. Just my 2 cents worth here.

    Good luck with trying to locate one!


    Louis L&R Western Railroad
    Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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    • #3
      Louis: Thanks for the positive comments on my post regarding the ARSC reverser. The one difference with the Loy's unit is the Loy's unit has portals (double gapped) isolating sections that would need to be deal with if I would change electronic manufactures. Since all wires go to a terminal block, I can connect the extra gapped section to the track power. Or, wire jumper wires to span the gaps.

      I wired it to where a crossover creates the reverse loop.

      Loy's said it should work for 80,000 switching operations.

      The Loy's Toys installation was interesting since it was my first DCC reversing loop wiring. I'll email you a copy of their instructions in the next several days, I'm sure you'll enjoy reading the instructions.

      I'll just sit and keep what I have until it fails and then use a Digitrax AR-1.

      Thanks,

      Greg
      The Chicago, Milwaukee & Northern Railroad



      Est. 1983

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