Re: Powering turntable and lights

Max Maginness
 

The white and yellow can just be tied together. That will leave the lights on controlled on/off by   F0. However the current capacity will be still limited by the decoder.   

max

 

From: w4dccqa@groups.io <w4dccqa@groups.io> On Behalf Of wirefordcc
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2019 10:53 AM
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Subject: Re: [w4dccqa] Powering turntable and lights

 

Monty,

I don't think you want to use the headlight (white wire) and rear light (yellow) for your yard and roundhouse lights.  These are tied to the forward and reverse direction of the locomotive.  Both usually can't be on at the same time and as you change direction of your turntable the lights will switch on an off.

For you yard and roundhouse lights, unless you feel compelled to control them with DCC, just wire them up to a switch.

Allan Gartner
Wiring For DCC 

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