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has a good selection of wire markers. Colored electrical tape
is OK. I've used the write on markers to ID turnout controls.
In industrial wiring they just use numbers: 1&2 for bus A,
3&4 for bus B, 10-19 for yard controls, etc. Just come up
with a plan and write the plan down in your log book so you
On 3/5/2020 4:39 PM, Arthur Hammeke
Could also use a label maker
I urge you to do this. It will make your
life much easier, especially when you are under your
layout with bad lighting. The easiest way is to use
wires with a different color insulation. If that is not
feasible, or you have hundreds of feet with the same
color insulation, at Harbor Freight they have colored
tape that you can wrap every couple of feet to
differentiate the wires. I would suggest that every wire
have a different color, regardless oof use. It just
makes trouble shooting and wire tracing so much easier.
On 3/5/2020 12:19 PM, Dave
Emery via Groups.Io wrote:
I have some nice heavy (14 gauge) wire that I’m using for bus wires. The current plan is that the HO standard gauge will be DCC, while the HOn30 narrow gauge will, at least for now, be DC only. Does anyone have any good/clever ideas how to mark the DC-only wires? My layout is not so big that I’m likely to confuse them, -but- I don’t want to have a temporary Senior Moment when trying to work out a wiring problem down the line.
Thanks in advance!
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