Re: Wiring a DCC layout
Paul Cole <Lead_horse@...>
Hi thank you so much that's extremely helpful, yep definitely making good use of Youtube at the momenttoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
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Sent: 28 February 2019 00:46:44
Subject: Re: [w4dccqa] Wiring a DCC layout
My brother I'm fairly new myself however I'm a year plus into it. I never heard of the components you're using so I'm keeping my comments to the basics. First design your layout with power districts that will help you isolate the future shorts. I isolated the main lines, turnouts, yards, turntable, etc. Secondly, use 14awg wire for power district buses, 18awg wire for track wire drops to the bus and connect every piece of track to the bus. Soldier or make sure each track joiner is flawless. Most problems result from that connection. Finally once the layout track is connected and the electric voltage is constant throughout, your next challenge is to make sure the locomotives and rolling stock run smoothly forward and backwards. I wouldn't permanently attach track until your happy with the operation. Once you're at that stage you can advance into JMRI. At that point tweaking your locos to speed matching will bring your operation to another level of pleasure, because trains will rarely derail except for the human error of course. Hope I helped you. Don't be discouraged and make YouTube your friend.
On Wed, Feb 27, 2019, 5:38 AM Paul Cole <Lead_horse@...> wrote: