Re: Dead track area dcc

Max Maginness
 

Is this in a section of plain track, part of a turnout or crossing or has rail joiners at one or both ends?

 

Seems likely you have a high resistance contact to that section – looks OK on a multimeter voltage range, but drops when any current flow is attempted.

 

Useful tool  - auto test light  – basically a 12 volt incandescent lamp in a housing with a probe at one end and a clip lead at the other.  Takes enough current to find this sort of  issue.

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Max

 

From: w4dccqa@groups.io <w4dccqa@groups.io> On Behalf Of vincent marino
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Subject: [w4dccqa] Dead track area dcc

 

How do you explain a dead track area when the voltmeter reads normal? 

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