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wiring marker lights

pbharry2003
 

I want to wire marker lights into a digitrax DH163D so that they are always on while the headlight and rear light are directional. What are your thoughts? Thanks.
Paul

Re: x overs & DCC

B WRAGG <joandbrianwragg@...>
 

hi mark obviously you want some assistance but you dont want to pay for it.

if you dont want to pay for it.
then you will have to do it yourself.

KINDEST REGARDS

bRIAN wRAGG



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From: B WRAGG <joandbrianwragg@...>
To: "WiringForDCC@..." <WiringForDCC@...>
Sent: Wednesday, 7 November 2012, 20:33
Subject: Re: [WiringForDCC] x overs & DCC


 
hI MARK.  Brian HERE/

OBVIOUSLY YOU WANT SOME ASSISTANCE.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PAY MY AIR FARE I WILL CONE TO YOUR HOUSE AND SET IT UP FOR YOU

OR YOU CAN SEND ME AN UPDATE FOR MY CONTROLLER IT IS AN NCE.

kINDEST REGARDS

Brian WRAGG

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From: Mark Gurries <gurriesm@...>
To: WiringForDCC@...
Sent: Wednesday, 7 November 2012, 18:15
Subject: Re: [WiringForDCC] x overs & DCC


 
On 11/6/12 at 10:12 AM, geoleob@... (geoleob) wrote:

I have recently installed a Walthers(Shinohara) xover and now I have a reversing loop but can't
figure out how to wire it. I wish to use DP/DT switches to conteol the polarity. Any help will be
greatly appreciated.
Sound like you have a ballon track setup.

http://www.wiringfordcc.com/track_2.htm#a43

You not limited to the suggested ARSC reversing controller.

Best Regards,

Mark Gurries
Electrical Engineer
DCC Website & NMRA DCC Clinics: www.markgurries.com

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Re: x overs & DCC

B WRAGG <joandbrianwragg@...>
 

hI MARK.  Brian HERE/

OBVIOUSLY YOU WANT SOME ASSISTANCE.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PAY MY AIR FARE I WILL CONE TO YOUR HOUSE AND SET IT UP FOR YOU

OR YOU CAN SEND ME AN UPDATE FOR MY CONTROLLER IT IS AN NCE.

kINDEST REGARDS

Brian WRAGG




________________________________
From: Mark Gurries <gurriesm@...>
To: WiringForDCC@...
Sent: Wednesday, 7 November 2012, 18:15
Subject: Re: [WiringForDCC] x overs & DCC


 
On 11/6/12 at 10:12 AM, geoleob@... (geoleob) wrote:

I have recently installed a Walthers(Shinohara) xover and now I have a reversing loop but can't
figure out how to wire it. I wish to use DP/DT switches to conteol the polarity. Any help will be
greatly appreciated.
Sound like you have a ballon track setup.

http://www.wiringfordcc.com/track_2.htm#a43

You not limited to the suggested ARSC reversing controller.

Best Regards,

Mark Gurries
Electrical Engineer
DCC Website & NMRA DCC Clinics: www.markgurries.com

Re: x overs & DCC

Carl
 

Hello Geoleob:

We used push/push DPDT switches to control our reversing spots. Then we
wired red and green LEDs to show if the polarityis right or wrong. We
have also wired track side signals so the engineer can see problems
before he shorts the layout.

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/PB-182/DPDT-PUSH-ON/PUSH-OFF-SWITCH/1.html

http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/8261SHZQE2/CKN1656-ND/483938

Good luck, Carl.

Re: x overs & DCC

Mark Gurries
 

On 11/6/12 at 10:12 AM, geoleob@... (geoleob) wrote:

I have recently installed a Walthers(Shinohara) xover and now I have a reversing loop but can't
figure out how to wire it. I wish to use DP/DT switches to conteol the polarity. Any help will be
greatly appreciated.
Sound like you have a ballon track setup.

http://www.wiringfordcc.com/track_2.htm#a43

You not limited to the suggested ARSC reversing controller.


Best Regards,

Mark Gurries
Electrical Engineer
DCC Website & NMRA DCC Clinics: www.markgurries.com

x overs & DCC

geoleob <geoleob@...>
 

I have recently installed a Walthers(Shinohara) xover and now I have a reversing loop but can't figure out how to wire it. I wish to use DP/DT switches to conteol the polarity. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Re: Kato N Scale Unitrack turnouts and NCE Power Cab

JB
 

NCE makes the Switch-Kat stationary decoder that works with Kato
switches. See here: www.ncedcc.com/pdf/Switch-Kat.pdf
Hope this helps.
JB

Remember, I'm pulling for you. We're all in this together. --Red Green

Re: Accurate Lighting

Jack Hofmockel <jack.hofmockel@...>
 

Thanks, Glenn!

"If you have them, use them."

Yep, that's what I'm trying to figure out how to do. ;-)


Jack.

 
"History is written by the winners." - anon.
"Half of writing history is knowing how to hide the truth." - Capt. Mal Reynolds


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From: Glenn <ghazel@...>
To: WiringForDCC@...
Sent: Sunday, November 4, 2012 1:25 AM
Subject: RE: [WiringForDCC] Re: Accurate Lighting


 
Jack.

I agree with Alan. However the units will still be an advantage in lighted
cars (pass/caboose) to keeping them from flickering over dead sections.

If you have them use them.

Glenn

-----Original Message-----
From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...] On
Behalf Of wirefordcc
Sent: Saturday, November 03, 2012 20:30
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: [WiringForDCC] Re: Accurate Lighting

Jack,

DCC has a constant voltage on the track. So you naturally get constant
lighting with DCC. You don't need to add anything or use constant lighting
circuits.

Allan
Wiring For DCC

--- In WiringForDCC@..., Jack Hofmockel <jack.hofmockel@...>
wrote:

Was wondering if anyone could tell me: Are Accurate Lighting's constant
lighting kits for various [Athearn] locomotives adaptable at all for DCC
operation?

Thanks!

Jack.




 
"History is written by the winners." - anon.
"Half of writing history is knowing how to hide the truth." - Capt. Mal
Reynolds

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Re: Accurate Lighting

Glenn
 

Jack.

I agree with Alan. However the units will still be an advantage in lighted
cars (pass/caboose) to keeping them from flickering over dead sections.

If you have them use them.

Glenn

-----Original Message-----
From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...] On
Behalf Of wirefordcc
Sent: Saturday, November 03, 2012 20:30
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: [WiringForDCC] Re: Accurate Lighting

Jack,

DCC has a constant voltage on the track. So you naturally get constant
lighting with DCC. You don't need to add anything or use constant lighting
circuits.

Allan
Wiring For DCC

--- In WiringForDCC@..., Jack Hofmockel <jack.hofmockel@...>
wrote:

Was wondering if anyone could tell me: Are Accurate Lighting's constant
lighting kits for various [Athearn] locomotives adaptable at all for DCC
operation?

Thanks!

Jack.




 
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"Half of writing history is knowing how to hide the truth." - Capt. Mal
Reynolds

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Re: Accurate Lighting

Jack Hofmockel <jack.hofmockel@...>
 

Thanks, Allan. That's what I figured, but I wanted to make sure before I pitch' em.

J.


 
"History is written by the winners." - anon.
"Half of writing history is knowing how to hide the truth." - Capt. Mal Reynolds


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From: wirefordcc <bigboy@...>
To: WiringForDCC@...
Sent: Saturday, November 3, 2012 7:29 PM
Subject: [WiringForDCC] Re: Accurate Lighting


 
Jack,

DCC has a constant voltage on the track. So you naturally get constant lighting with DCC. You don't need to add anything or use constant lighting circuits.

Allan
Wiring For DCC

--- In WiringForDCC@..., Jack Hofmockel <jack.hofmockel@...> wrote:

Was wondering if anyone could tell me: Are Accurate Lighting's constant lighting kits for various [Athearn] locomotives adaptable at all for DCC operation?

Thanks!

Jack.




 
"History is written by the winners." - anon.
"Half of writing history is knowing how to hide the truth." - Capt. Mal Reynolds

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Re: Accurate Lighting

wirefordcc
 

Jack,

DCC has a constant voltage on the track. So you naturally get constant lighting with DCC. You don't need to add anything or use constant lighting circuits.

Allan
Wiring For DCC

--- In WiringForDCC@..., Jack Hofmockel <jack.hofmockel@...> wrote:

Was wondering if anyone could tell me: Are Accurate Lighting's constant lighting kits for various [Athearn] locomotives adaptable at all for DCC operation?

Thanks!

Jack.




 
"History is written by the winners." - anon.
"Half of writing history is knowing how to hide the truth." - Capt. Mal Reynolds


Accurate Lighting

Jack Hofmockel <jack.hofmockel@...>
 

Was wondering if anyone could tell me: Are Accurate Lighting's constant lighting kits for various [Athearn] locomotives adaptable at all for DCC operation?

Thanks!

Jack.




 
"History is written by the winners." - anon.
"Half of writing history is knowing how to hide the truth." - Capt. Mal Reynolds

Kato N Scale Unitrack turnouts and NCE Power Cab

Dan Farrell <dathfa@...>
 

I am very new to DCC and model railroading. I would like to know how to wire my Kato N Scale turnouts (which, I believe, are DC) to be able to control them with my NCE PowerCab.

I went to my local NCE dealer and he did not know and said to check with Kato. I asked my Kato dealer and he did not know and said to check with NCE.

Is it even possible?

Thanks.

Dan

Re: DCC Bus (and power districts)

Dale Gloer
 

Roger,

The resistor/capacitor combination (snubber) goes at the end of a bus furthest from the booster or in your case the PM42. The purpose is to suppress "ringing" of the DCC signal on the bus which can result in larger than expected voltages on the bus. In your case if the lengths are less than 30 feet you shouldn't need to install the snubber, but it won't hurt if you do.

Dale Gloer

--- In WiringForDCC@..., Roger Shipway <rogershipway@...> wrote:


Obviously that way, I will not be getting any "circles" of bus wire and therefore it complies with one of the golden rules as discussed here. However, another golden rule (sometimes!), is to join the 2 bus wires at the point of gapping with a resistor/capacitor which ensures something happens - not sure what, but leave that to the experts.

However, having the 4 power districts, each of which is well under 30', should the connector go on each end of each district??

Re: DCC Bus (and power districts)

dodger7248
 

I'm about to wire up, and I thought i had it all sussed, but a niggle has come to mind.

Basically I was splitting my layout into 4 power districts, each fed off an outlet from a Digitrax PM42. That way I have one Command (Digitrax Zephyr), and 4 sections to ensure shorts etc don't affect the whole circuit.

Obviously that way, I will not be getting any "circles" of bus wire and therefore it complies with one of the golden rules as discussed here. However, another golden rule (sometimes!), is to join the 2 bus wires at the point of gapping with a resistor/capacitor which ensures something happens - not sure what, but leave that to the experts.

However, having the 4 power districts, each of which is well under 30', should the connector go on each end of each district??

In Allan's website look at the "yard" solution, I guess that approximates to the position, but his subsequent paragraphs about the terminator only intimate each end should be connected, rather than saying definitely they should.

Anybody any experience or thoughts

Many thanks

Roger

P.S. Hope you guys on East coast of USA have survived the last 48 hours.

Re: DCC Bus

Bill W. <wd8jwj@...>
 

Thanks Dale,
I had made a few posts and unloaded a picture and just assumed things were OK. I did make contact with Steve and got things sorted out.
Thanks Again
Bill W.

Re: DCC Bus

Dale Gloer
 

Hi Bill.

When a member first joins this group, all posts the new member makes have to be approved by a moderator. Once the moderator(s) are satisfied that the new member is legitimate and not a spammer the status will be changed to unmoderated. Typically this means that you have to post a few times before the status is changed.

I have changed your status to unmoderated so you will no longer see a delay in your posts appearing.

Dale Gloer

--- In WiringForDCC@..., "Bill W." <wd8jwj@...> wrote:

Don't know whats going on. I replied to this post, but it didn't show up ??? I'll try again.

Re: DCC Bus

Steve Haas
 

<<I have uploaded a picture of the basic layout. Two loops divided into four
"U"'s. The 4 bus feeders dead end. The insulators are at the center on both
tracks.
Do I have something wrong ?>>


Bill,

I haven't been able to locate your picture of the layout, but from what you
describe, this sounds correct.

Best regards,

Steve




Steve Haas
Snoqualmie, WA

Re: DCC Bus

Steve Haas
 

<<Ok, then what is being said is where the track is gapped the bus should be
gapped there also. The bus would run underneath the track for its length
until reaching where the track is gapped.>>

Correct!

<<As an example my layout lets say is 4ft x 16ft with two loops of track
that are gapped at the 8ft point, the middle. The bus then would be fed from
the center, one to the left and one to the right and terminated together at
the Command Station in the center.>>

Yes. This is what we advocate.

<<Would these two bus feeds need to be fed separate somehow such as a
Zonemaster dual or is just one CS OK ?>>

Only one CS (Command Station) would be needed for a basic implementation.
It's highly likely that a single booster (sometimes included with the
Command station) would be adequate for the layout as described above.

<<The track loops are are gapped from each other at the center of the layout
so one bus would feed the right side and one bus for the left and terminated
together at the CS.>>

Yes. There are a couple of nuances here. From your description, you are
describing a pair of ovals on your 4 x 16 ft sample layout. If the 4 x 16
were the face of a clock, you would only need to gap both tracks at the 12
o'clock location, kind of a "horse shoe" arrangement with the open end of
the horse shoes representing the gaps on the far side of the layout.

If you chose to place gaps at both the 12 and 6 positions of both loops,
this would be equally acceptable from a performance perspective, and as you
mention below, would also serve to facilitate trouble shooting by breaking
the layouts into smaller segments.

<<The track gaps and the two feeders would simply facilitate troubleshooting
with isolation means.>>

Yes!

Best regards,


Steve Haas
Snoqualmie, WA

Re: DCC Bus

Bill W. <wd8jwj@...>
 

Don't know whats going on. I replied to this post, but it didn't show up ??? I'll try again.
Steve, what you are saying is that the bus should run under the track from gap to gap. Wouldn't the track complete a loop in some cases if it wasn't gapped ?
I uploaded a picture of my wiring plan, but didn't get any response as to whether it is correct.

Bill W.