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.





From: <> On Behalf Of vincent marino
Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2018 9:51 PM
Subject: [w4dccqa] Dead track area dcc


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

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