Re: Rotary switch
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First, you can look up old articles of Model Railroader on line. There are some amazing articles on all sorts of wiring and they have the staff to make very understandable drawings. Wiring for DCC has amazing resources but they are a little more detailed and the drawings while practical are a little more difficult.
OK, a rotary switch consists of a fiber (sometimes ceramic) disk with contacts around its edge, a wiper attached to a rod (axle), and mounting hardware. The disk and wiper are sometimes referred to as a deck, and a multi deck rotary has more than one deck mounted on the axle.
Something else you have to take into consideration is that your wiring has to be terminated. Barrier strips are the most common and fairly cheap but there are new connectors that are a tube with a clamp in the front and in the rear. They come in strips up to (I have seen) 20 connectors and they are easily to separate. More convenient but a little more expensive.
I am in Dayton, Ohio. Where are you located.
On Thursday, October 11, 2018 10:45 PM, Brett Johnson via Groups.Io <susanhubby01@...> wrote:
Thanks for responding, I should have mentioned that I am a beginner when it applies to wiring model railroads, I understood very little of what you said, what are decks, only thing I know for sure about DCC is two wires to the track, everything else I’m looking for books on wiring turnouts, slow motion tortoise switches, etc
On Oct 10, 2018, at 11:10 PM, john <john.p.dunn@...> wrote: