Re: Wiring Blocks Common Rail or Isolate both rails?


wirefordcc <wire4dcc_admin@...>
 

Steve,

I'm not quite sure I am following your question. Maybe I'm not
following you as to how you have your railroad wired. I think you are
okay with what you have.

Here is the URL from my website that shows two rails with all the
associated wiring. http://www.wiringfordcc.com/track_2.htm#b1

The heavy black lines are labeled Rail "A" and "B".

I double gap everything. I find it is easier on my sanity. That's
just a personal choice. If you have double gapped everything, you
are fine.

Notice that my rail "B" has many gaps in it, but those gaps are
effectively bridged by the white wire. The white wire is labeled
COMMON BUS on the drawing. Notice however, that the white and the
black for each booster are NOT connected together. NEVER connect the
outputs of boosters together. DO NOT have a common between boosters.

Hopefully, this information and the drawing answer your question.

Allan


--- In WiringForDCC@..., "steve" <snorring@a...> wrote:

I have a layout with blocked sections. I isolated both rails in
each
section. I am using DCC and will be installing a BD4 to operate
signals through an SRC24.

Do i need to open 1 rail and make it common through the entire
layout,
or can i leave both rails isolated? I have all my power comming
through a 4 block circuit breaker.

Thanks for your help.

Steve

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