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layout plan is similar to Jim Behling's layout which I helped
wire. His is a folded dog bone with three crossovers wired as
reversing loops. With hind sight I now see only the end loops
could have been wired as reversing sections.
would think the longer loops would be easier to wire than the
short crossovers. And any reversing options would work fine.
On 11/27/2019 7:23 PM, John Heaps
I am building a second N scale layout. My existing permanent
layout in a 12m x 6m room is powered by an NCE Powercab.
I'm building a smaller portable layout with my grandson to be
powered by DCC++ . I also want to be able to run it with DC.
The layout will be a dogbone style and will have two crossovers
between the two tracks, hence creating reverse loops. When running
under DC these crossovers won't be used so I only have to worry
about reverse loops when running under DCC.
I plan on using Tam Valley Dual Frog Juicers as auto reversers. (
I use these on my permanent layout)
I plan on using a 4PDT mini toggle switch so I can completely
isolate the Dual Frog Juicers when running DC.
I contacted Tam Valley who told me many people use Dual Frog
Juicers with both DCC and DC, even though they say they don't
operate under DC.
How have other people wired the layout if using Dual frog Juicers
with both DCC and DC ?
Would the contacts on a 4PDT mini toggle switch stand up to the
rigour of having an auto reverser operating through them ?