Johnny, most programs are written for Windows. If you are using a Mac, there is a good little program called Empire Express by Hayden Software that I use. Fairly cheap ( less than $50). I found it very useful.
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--- In WiringForDCC@..., "John" <jwjj@...> wrote:
I only have my layout on a drawn form and it's very ugly. What digital program can
be used to draw the tracks? Input on how to layout the wiring would be extremely helpful. Johhny J
--- In WiringForDCC@..., "Paul O" <pomilian@> wrote:
Welcome to DCC Johnny.
When you say 'detector', are you meaning a device to detect a train in a
block, or are you referring to a circuit breaker to isolate your 3 lines in
case of a short on one line?
If you would upload a drawing (to the PHOTOS or FILES area) of your track
plan showing how you plan to do your blocks and busses we would be happy to
offer our suggestions. (Not that you'd have to follow them of course. J)
From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...] On
Behalf Of John
Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 8:02 PM
Subject: [WiringForDCC] Wiring Setup
I am a newbie to DCC and am trying to figure out the best way to wire. My HO
gauge set has 3 lines and a train yard. The lines are 36, 20 and 15 feet
long. They go over and under each other so I've read that my track feeders
usually 22awg) would be fed by a block bus (say 18awg). The block bus then
feeds off the power bus (12-14awg) and this is where the detector sits. (Not
sure what a Detector means)