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05.06.2014
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Basically, today I snipped the two tiny wires underneath the points - at the location marked with *s in yesterday's diagram. This act reminded me of an incident in an old Eric Sykes sit-com where he is wandering around the house bored and walks over to a vase of dafodills on the window sill and with a pair of scissors cuts off one of the heads. The second task was to wire up the 2 legs of the hinged part of the points with their adjacent rails. Off to the Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow to see the highly-esteemed Tallis Scholars perform this famous piece of 17th Century sacred music. The story goes that the piece was only permitted to be performed in the Sistine Chapel and thus no scores were available for general release. Just some of the things to think about, decisions for which will push you along which way to go, or not! Very interesting layout there with loads of possibilities, apart from the usuall running a bus line underneath with droppers, I know a few use those copper rolls and lay it along side the track then put connecters diectly to the track from them. Hi, I converted my existing DC layout several years ago, I had 3 isolated sections so I could run 3 trains if I wanted, 2 on continuous loops ( I like to see trains running at speed, not just back and forth! My wiring underneath looks a bit like a spiders web, with the feeders spreading out from the choc blocks to the track. Hi Al, I have been guided by this Australian site, it is extremely comprehensive, AND they manufacture a lot of materials for DCC use.
You will have to attach feeder wires every 3 feet of track length with 12 or 14 gauge wires under every length of track to attach the feed wires to, the scotch lock connectors work very well for this. A small tip for little chimneys on those buildings; Cut off the outer of a 3 core cable, the live hasa brown plastic cover, cut up into small piecesit looks great for chimneys, maybe you could strip a little off so that you have a piece of the wire to help secure it to the stack? I was surprised how poorly the nickel silver track and connectors conducted when I was doing trials.
With DCC, you can short the rails together with a coin to get a few beeps from the controller and a quick shutdown.
What I have been doing even though I don’t have DCC is, when I buy new locos I always buy locos that are DCC ready. In the Responses section, a David referred to an Australian website but no details were provided. When i used DC for my N scale switch track’s it would often burn out the motors to them pushing the button in hopes it would get enough power to even switch the track direction. Also with the digitrax empire builder set you can control 1 DC operating locomotive but i don’t recommend it, it causes the motor armature to create a whistling or humming sound and draws alot of power. Trust me when i say if you decide to switch to DCC you won’t be disappointed in any way, shape or form! As brian mentioned above you can burn out decoders or locomotive motors due to bad isolation, bad capton tape placement, or over powering a decoders 1AMP capabilities.
On bridging the gap, I haven’t done this but writing as a design engineer I would go about it by having the removable piece as a hinged drop-down. Of course nothing’s that simple when you actually do it, but it’s a reasonable start! I only put up my trains and buildings from Thanksgiving through Christmas so the little ones can enjoy them with me.


The circulating outer tracks and through-stations are on one bus; the terminating station, turntable and run-around are on another and the goods sidings on a third.
Turnout control will be from a conventional DC press button switch panel on a separate bus, as will layout static lighting. There is one very important overarching design consideration for control of the layout – it must be easily operated by my visually impaired 93-years-young father. It looks like you already have track down, if I’m seeing what I think I am in the photos.
We typically run the output from a booster through an electronic circuit breaker, too, segmenting the district into, typically four sections, each on its own breaker.
For long track runs we would solder together two pieces of flex track, provide them with a pair of feed wires (I do NOT rely on joiners alone to power them from another section), and then install with insulators between these sections.
Do not rely on mechanical connections between track for carrying power; it is either insulated or soldered IMHO! Tracks A and B can be on the same or different power districts, just make sure the district outputs are correctly phased.
A current limiting lamp can be fitted into the frog wire as shown in Fig.3 on the previous page if you like. News The next outing for Alwinton will be to Newcastle & District Exhibtion at Gateshead Stadium on 14th and 15th November.
When asked by his live-in partner Hattie Jacques why he had done such a needless thing, he said that it had been staring at him. One day, so the story goes, the child Mozart on tour of Italy with his father heard the piece performed in the chapel, committed it to memory after one hearing and then wrote the score out when he got back to his hotel room.
Are you going to break up your layout into Power Districts (recommended) so any any problems can be better identified and don’t bring the whole system to a standstill.
Are you likely to want computer control or automatic signalling, which will require block control – work better done now rather than later, though equipment and faciliatation can come later. So that when I do decide to convert to DCC I can just plug the chips in and just buy a DCC controller.
If you used lionel train master DCC lionel locomotives have a battery on board attached to the decoder that needs to be charged in order for it to work if that battery dies you can kiss that decoder good bye cause it will fry out.
I’ve only ever fried out 1 decoder for my 4-6-6-4 challenger the docoders do get warm but not hott enough to melt a shell if it does melt the shell something is wrong. They are being converted to DCC but first I am making sure they run as well as they can on DC. This currently allows independent control on DC and will provide power districts when moved to DCC. Thread the wire through the tube, push tube through your base, remove tube off either end of wire.
You need a track feed for each block, then, and electrical isolation in the tracks between blocks.
Any reverse loops or wye or turntables would have to be wired as a reversing section with either a double throw double pole switch or a dcc auto reversing unit to change the polarity of those sections when occupied by a train. Having played around with some steel florist wire that I had from my horticulture nursery days, I began playing around twisting them together and 4 weeks later I think I am pretty good. My main bus is 14ga stranded copper wire and my drops are 22ga solid copper wire every 3ft soldered to the outside web of the rail.


I have the scenic ridge N scale over and under with atlas rails conected connected to a kato double track plate that runs completely around the entire layout.
Block A and block B, for rail A the left side rail and rail B the right side rail and i was off and running a DCC locomotive in a matter of minutes! Digitrax also has the function capability of F0-F28 which are the many different commands you can programthe decoder into the locomotive to do such as the braking i just mentioned. If the bridge is NOT in place no train could approach the hole and make the Death plunge to the floor. Will be wiring bus in 2.5mm sq cable and adding droppers to layout split into 4 sections, mainly to ease any fault-finding. I as well as probably most of us in Z went to that scale so we could have model railroading in a small space such as a small 2 br house or an apt. A double slip is really two points that have been squashed together so point blades and frogs overlap.
The feeder wires can be smaller like 18-22 gauge and can be soldered to the rails or are available from Atlas as feeders already attached to rail joiners. Not yet learned to creat specific varieties of the trees yet but maybe that will come later? If you get it wrong the circuit breaker will trip when a locomotive runs from track A to track B. So to make it work the frog at one end is switched by the contacts on the throwbar at the other end. The feed to the actual track was done by soldering wires to new fishplates ( track joiners ) Then all you need is 1 or 2 small holes under the track where you want the feeds to be. The base unit is 4amps I think, as a test I have had 5 locos running at the same time pulling wagons, so there seems plenty of power. The fellow who built my layout got into Z scale so he could have a model rr on his boat upon which he lived.
How does one, (if possible) wire an independent four loop layout so that the Cab1 can be used to control each loop separately?
The true three way, where the frogs are in line on each side are extremely rare, except with model railway track manufacturers. I have only seen one in real life and it was in industrial trackage in the middle of a Los Angeles street. From the wiring point of view it makes no difference if it’s a tandem or a three way.
I am running a double track main lines system with many sidings , this system will also be wired for automatic block system operation.
You will find one switch needs to be set to give one diverging route and both need to be set to give the other. Expensive but will do all I will ever need and is wireless, wireless if you understand what I mean. The single switch route, the lower route in Fig.5, drives two frogs, and the upper route drives one frog.



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