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Re: x overs & DCC

Puckdropper
 

The LED stacks like that I've seen make it easy to remove the LEDs and put another one in its place. While it would be nice to get the colors you need, it's not strictly necessary.

Puckdropper

--- In WiringForDCC@..., "emrldsky" <azMikeG@...> wrote:


Now if they had some red over green and some green and yellow...

Peace,
Mike G.

--- In WiringForDCC@..., "grahamdredge" <Graham.Ao@> wrote:

Hi Bernie

More prototypically correct would be the Red/Yellow version

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/LED-183/RED/YELLOW-BI-LEVEL-LED/1.html

Still very cheap.

As for a hood, yes heat shrink would do the job, but you caould use styrene or brass tube painted black

Graham

Re: x overs & DCC

emrldsky
 

Now if they had some red over green and some green and yellow...

Peace,
Mike G.

--- In WiringForDCC@..., "grahamdredge" <Graham.Ao@...> wrote:

Hi Bernie

More prototypically correct would be the Red/Yellow version

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/LED-183/RED/YELLOW-BI-LEVEL-LED/1.html

Still very cheap.

As for a hood, yes heat shrink would do the job, but you caould use styrene or brass tube painted black

Graham


--- In WiringForDCC@..., "donevol" <dvollrath@> wrote:

Take a little piece of black shrink tubing. Cut it at a 45 degree angle and push it over the LED to make a sunshade.
there are other models of T-1 sized indicators with a single two color R/G or R/Y LED. More pricy but look more like a single lens dwarf searchlight.

DonV

--- In WiringForDCC@..., Carl <carl.blum@> wrote:

Hello Bernie:

I think these 2 LED assemblies make passable dwarf signals:

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/LED-161/GREEN/YELLOW-BI-LEVEL-LED-ASSEMBLY/1.html


Nice to have them near the turnouts to avoid shorts.

I'm currently rewiring my friend's layout signals. They were controlled
by the dispatcher / turnouts. We didn't understand the circuit boards
that co-ordinated the inputs. So we usethe turnout contacts for some
signals and polarity at the gaps for the rest.

Good luck, Carl.


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Re: x overs & DCC

Graham Dredge
 

Hi Bernie

More prototypically correct would be the Red/Yellow version

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/LED-183/RED/YELLOW-BI-LEVEL-LED/1.html

Still very cheap.

As for a hood, yes heat shrink would do the job, but you caould use styrene or brass tube painted black

Graham

--- In WiringForDCC@..., "donevol" <dvollrath@...> wrote:

Take a little piece of black shrink tubing. Cut it at a 45 degree angle and push it over the LED to make a sunshade.
there are other models of T-1 sized indicators with a single two color R/G or R/Y LED. More pricy but look more like a single lens dwarf searchlight.

DonV

--- In WiringForDCC@..., Carl <carl.blum@> wrote:

Hello Bernie:

I think these 2 LED assemblies make passable dwarf signals:

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/LED-161/GREEN/YELLOW-BI-LEVEL-LED-ASSEMBLY/1.html


Nice to have them near the turnouts to avoid shorts.

I'm currently rewiring my friend's layout signals. They were controlled
by the dispatcher / turnouts. We didn't understand the circuit boards
that co-ordinated the inputs. So we usethe turnout contacts for some
signals and polarity at the gaps for the rest.

Good luck, Carl.


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Re: x overs & DCC

donevol <dvollrath@...>
 

Take a little piece of black shrink tubing. Cut it at a 45 degree angle and push it over the LED to make a sunshade.
there are other models of T-1 sized indicators with a single two color R/G or R/Y LED. More pricy but look more like a single lens dwarf searchlight.

DonV

--- In WiringForDCC@..., Carl <carl.blum@...> wrote:

Hello Bernie:

I think these 2 LED assemblies make passable dwarf signals:

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/LED-161/GREEN/YELLOW-BI-LEVEL-LED-ASSEMBLY/1.html


Nice to have them near the turnouts to avoid shorts.

I'm currently rewiring my friend's layout signals. They were controlled
by the dispatcher / turnouts. We didn't understand the circuit boards
that co-ordinated the inputs. So we usethe turnout contacts for some
signals and polarity at the gaps for the rest.

Good luck, Carl.


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Re: x overs & DCC

Bernie Halloran
 

Carl,
Oh my gosh, if I’d only known about these little guys! I sent an order off to AllElectronics only about a week ago. And these little gems are so inexpensive. Drats! I just didn’t know. Yup, perfect. Thanks.
B

From: Carl
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 12:17 AM
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: Re: [WiringForDCC] x overs & DCC


Hello Bernie:

I think these 2 LED assemblies make passable dwarf signals:

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/LED-161/GREEN/YELLOW-BI-LEVEL-LED-ASSEMBLY/1.html

Nice to have them near the turnouts to avoid shorts.

I'm currently rewiring my friend's layout signals. They were controlled
by the dispatcher / turnouts. We didn't understand the circuit boards
that co-ordinated the inputs. So we usethe turnout contacts for some
signals and polarity at the gaps for the rest.

Good luck, Carl.

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Re: x overs & DCC

Carl
 

Hello Bernie:

I think these 2 LED assemblies make passable dwarf signals:

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/LED-161/GREEN/YELLOW-BI-LEVEL-LED-ASSEMBLY/1.html


Nice to have them near the turnouts to avoid shorts.

I'm currently rewiring my friend's layout signals. They were controlled
by the dispatcher / turnouts. We didn't understand the circuit boards
that co-ordinated the inputs. So we usethe turnout contacts for some
signals and polarity at the gaps for the rest.

Good luck, Carl.

Re: x overs & DCC

Bernie Halloran
 

Carl,
Ah ha, the pix cleared that up. I’m going the other way. On the fascia, directly below the location of the turnout, I install a mini on-off-on. I’ve been building either pole-mounted two-LED signals or ground based ones, mostly to tell an operator which way the turnout is thrown, or I use a RIX Products rotating switch stand [628-0013] http://www.modeltrainstuff.com/Rix-Products-HO-0013-Switch-Stand-p/rix-628-0013.htm?ID=10548&yes=no
They’re handy on Atlas 505 and 506 turnouts with a Tortoise underneath. Cost about $3.50 each. For signal heads, I use the Bachmann 42101 signal heads, and slice them off and mount them either on the ground or on brass pipes. See http://www.modeltrainstuff.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=bachmann+signals&Search.x=9&Search.y=13 Punch out the lenses and use LEDs.
I want the engineers to keep their eyes on the track, no fooling around, no texting, no checking out the babes [ see http://www.zu.ac.ae/leadership2008/images/speakers/helen_thomas.jpg] just watching the track.

Cheers
Bernie Halloran
NYK&W


From: Carl
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 10:58 PM
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: Re: [WiringForDCC] x overs & DCC


Hello Bernie:

I think I meant to say push on - push off. I like them to correct
polarity since I don't have to think which way to throw them in a hurry,
I just punch them and all is well.

I'll still into control panels, but I like to have all the parts
replaceable with out a soldering iron. So I mount the switches and LEDs
in plastic hole plugs. That way I replace the whole control circuit at
once. I once got in a bind and put two micro DPDT toggles and 4 LEDs
inside a 7/8" hole plug. I have my Aunt's 5x reading glasses to thank.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WiringForDCC/photos/album/1143000264/pic/2084420969/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

Carl.

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Re: x overs & DCC

Carl
 

Hello Bernie:

I think I meant to say push on - push off. I like them to correct
polarity since I don't have to think which way to throw them in a hurry,
I just punch them and all is well.

I'll still into control panels, but I like to have all the parts
replaceable with out a soldering iron. So I mount the switches and LEDs
in plastic hole plugs. That way I replace the whole control circuit at
once. I once got in a bind and put two micro DPDT toggles and 4 LEDs
inside a 7/8" hole plug. I have my Aunt's 5x reading glasses to thank.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WiringForDCC/photos/album/1143000264/pic/2084420969/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

Carl.

Re: Two decoders and sound on external stereo

Brian Eiland
 

On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 12:54 AM, helland_s <helland_s@...> wrote:

**


Somewhere in the past, many wasted grey cells ago, I saw a post somewhere
on connecting a sound decoder to an external stereo setup, having identical
decoders (same address) in both the loco and the "sound station", and
playing the loco sound through room-sized speakers. I cannot locate the
post/article now. Does this ring a bell for anyone? I have a very small
narrow train room and this would be an ideal alternative to on-board
speakers.

Regards, Scott

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Perhaps this Youtube presentation would be real interesting for you:

Soundtraxx Tsunami connected to home amp and loudspeakers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDwUuw67_lM&feature=plcp
beiland
railandsail@...

Re: x overs & DCC

Bernie Halloran
 

Carl,

Why are you using push-pulls? I would think that’s putting unnecessary strain on your panel, and you do need a square hold for these things, don’t you?

Years ago, I stocked up on mini DPDT switches, well, because back then we wanted to fit a lot of switches on a small control panel; control panels are now things of the past and using standard size DPDT switches is just so much easier. They are pleasure to solder.

Your thoughts?

Bernie Halloran
NYK&W

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Re: Two decoders and sound on external stereo

rg <richg_1998@...>
 

Might be overkill but having done sound systems in the past, I
would feed them through a mixer in case I would have to set sound
levels.

Rich

 
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering,
what happened?


________________________________
From: helland_s <helland_s@...>
To: WiringForDCC@...
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 1:41 AM
Subject: [WiringForDCC] Re: Two decoders and sound on external stereo





http://www.mrdccu.com/curriculum/soundtraxx/tsunami.htm

Rich
Thanks, Rich, that's exactly it!

OK< as I prepare to do this (with Soundbug since DSX's are no longer available), I'd like to do a separate one for each loco, connecting all into the same line feed.  If/when I run two or more locos with this type of under-layout sound generation, will feeding more than one into the line feeds of my stereo cause any issues?  Would I just connect them all in parallel into the schematic shown at the above address, or are there other wiring considerations this would introduce?

Regards, Scott

Re: Two decoders and sound on external stereo

helland_s <helland_s@...>
 


http://www.mrdccu.com/curriculum/soundtraxx/tsunami.htm

Rich
Thanks, Rich, that's exactly it!

OK< as I prepare to do this (with Soundbug since DSX's are no longer available), I'd like to do a separate one for each loco, connecting all into the same line feed. If/when I run two or more locos with this type of under-layout sound generation, will feeding more than one into the line feeds of my stereo cause any issues? Would I just connect them all in parallel into the schematic shown at the above address, or are there other wiring considerations this would introduce?

Regards, Scott

Re: x overs & DCC

Mark Gurries
 

What is funny is I was not the one asking for help. I was
giving the help!! So he misread the email.

I have been talking to the guy who wanted help offline possibly
because he was intimidate by Brian's response.

Brian Wragg has a long and old history of being like this on
other DCC list too. Just ignore him. It is what it is.


On 11/9/12 at 8:34 AM, dvollrath@... (Vollrath, Don) wrote:
Way to go Max. My thoughts exactly ^_^
I just refrained from replying... but I was thinking about it.
DonV

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Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 11:26 PM
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: RE: [WiringForDCC] x overs & DCC

Brian



This forum exists for mutual help not extorting payments. My
first more kindly thought on your all caps shouting, was that
it might be intended facetiously. Now it’s apparent you are
just a jerk.


Max



From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...] On Behalf Of B WRAGG
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 10:55 AM
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: Re: [WiringForDCC] x overs & DCC





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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To: "WiringForDCC@...
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<WiringForDCC@...
<mailto:WiringForDCC%40yahoogroups.com> > Sent: Wednesday, 7
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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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To: WiringForDCC@...
<mailto:WiringForDCC%40yahoogroups.com> Sent: Wednesday, 7
November 2012, 18:15
Subject: Re: [WiringForDCC] x overs & DCC


On 11/6/12 at 10:12 AM, geoleob@... <mailto:geoleob%40yahoo.com> (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

Vollrath, Don <dvollrath@...>
 

Way to go Max. My thoughts exactly ^_^
I just refrained from replying... but I was thinking about it.
DonV

-----Original Message-----
From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...] On Behalf Of Max Maginness
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 11:26 PM
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: RE: [WiringForDCC] x overs & DCC

Brian



This forum exists for mutual help not extorting payments. My first more kindly thought on your all caps shouting, was that it might be intended facetiously. Now it’s apparent you are just a jerk.



Max



From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...] On Behalf Of B WRAGG
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 10:55 AM
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: Re: [WiringForDCC] x overs & DCC





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

________________________________
From: B WRAGG <joandbrianwragg@... <mailto:joandbrianwragg%40btinternet.com> >
To: "WiringForDCC@... <mailto:WiringForDCC%40yahoogroups.com> " <WiringForDCC@... <mailto:WiringForDCC%40yahoogroups.com> >
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@... <mailto:gurriesm%40comcast.net> >
To: WiringForDCC@... <mailto:WiringForDCC%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 7 November 2012, 18:15
Subject: Re: [WiringForDCC] x overs & DCC


On 11/6/12 at 10:12 AM, geoleob@... <mailto:geoleob%40yahoo.com> (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: Two decoders and sound on external stereo

rg <richg_1998@...>
 

Look in the below link.
Scroll to the bottom of the page. At least that will get you started.


http://www.mrdccu.com/curriculum/soundtraxx/tsunami.htm

Rich


 
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering,
what happened?


________________________________
From: helland_s <helland_s@...>
To: WiringForDCC@...
Sent: Friday, November 9, 2012 12:54 AM
Subject: [WiringForDCC] Two decoders and sound on external stereo

Somewhere in the past, many wasted grey cells ago, I saw a post somewhere on connecting a sound decoder to an external stereo setup, having identical decoders (same address) in both the loco and the "sound station", and playing the loco sound through room-sized speakers.  I cannot locate the post/article now.  Does this ring a bell for anyone?  I have a very small narrow train room and this would be an ideal alternative to on-board speakers.

Regards, Scott

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Re: wiring marker lights

Vollrath, Don <dvollrath@...>
 

Re - picking resistors.
I'm assuming that there are multiple marker lights, and chances are they will be too bright if run at their rated current or voltage. So a little pre-calc followed by try-&-see is the best way to pick the right resistor value. My assumptions below are that the 'blue wire' output for decoder function outputs is what you will be using for power. This is about 12Vdc.

For LED type there are 2 choices. 1) Wire the LEDs in series and in series with a single resistor to limit current in the string. Start with a 1.0 kohm resistor (~8ma). If it is too bright keep trying with higher value resistors until you get the brightness you like. It could be as high as 10 Kohms. Or 2) wire the LEDs up in parallel, each with its own resistor. Same game as before to select the right resistor value. Just play with one marker and use the same value for both sides. Be careful as the LEDs are polarity sensitive. Don't forget to include the 2 diodes, one to fwd and the other to rev headlamp function outputs to yield non-directional lighting as mentioned below.

For incandescent lamps, it is difficult to say because there are so many varieties, but I would expect that each lamp draws ~15-30 ma at 1.5 V. You can wire them in series with a single resistor, but do not wire them in directly in parallel as the markers + headlight might draw too much current for the function output of the decoder. You could also use a separate resistor in series with each lamp. Similar technique to pick a current limiting resistor. For an all in series connection.. calculate R = e/i, or... (12-2x1.5)/0.015 =600 ohms. I would try a 680 ohm, 1/4 watt resistor. [watts = e^2/R = (12-2x1.5)^2/680 = 0.12W] If it is too bright, go higher in ohms. If it is not bright enough, measure the voltage across each lamp (must not be greater than 1.5V) and try a slightly lower value of resistor ohms. When you think you have the right brightness verify by measurement that the voltage across each lamp is less than 1.5Vdc.

DonV

-----Original Message-----
From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...] On Behalf Of pbharry2003
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 5:28 PM
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: [WiringForDCC] Re: wiring marker lights

Thanks Don
What would be a typical resistance for a led and a 1.5v bulb?

--- In WiringForDCC@..., "Vollrath, Don" <dvollrath@...> wrote:

Do you want to be able to control the marker lights on/off?
If not, wire them directly from the power pick-ups and skip the decoder altogether.

To be able to turn them on/off with the headlights, use 2 steering diodes to couple the marker lights to both front and rear head/rear light outputs. Then the marker lights will be on if either the front or rear lights are on.

Wire both diode anodes to the (-) end of marker lights. Wire the cathodes (the banded end) to the decoder function output channels. Other end of the marker lights are wired to the (+) supply common. Take care as they may be low voltage or LED type and need other additional resistor components.

DonV

-----Original Message-----
From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...] On Behalf Of pbharry2003
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 3:20 PM
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: [WiringForDCC] wiring marker lights

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



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Two decoders and sound on external stereo

helland_s <helland_s@...>
 

Somewhere in the past, many wasted grey cells ago, I saw a post somewhere on connecting a sound decoder to an external stereo setup, having identical decoders (same address) in both the loco and the "sound station", and playing the loco sound through room-sized speakers. I cannot locate the post/article now. Does this ring a bell for anyone? I have a very small narrow train room and this would be an ideal alternative to on-board speakers.

Regards, Scott

Re: x overs & DCC

Max Maginness
 

Brian



This forum exists for mutual help not extorting payments. My first more kindly thought on your all caps shouting, was that it might be intended facetiously. Now it’s apparent you are just a jerk.



Max



From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...] On Behalf Of B WRAGG
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 10:55 AM
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: Re: [WiringForDCC] x overs & DCC





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@... <mailto:joandbrianwragg%40btinternet.com> >
To: "WiringForDCC@... <mailto:WiringForDCC%40yahoogroups.com> " <WiringForDCC@... <mailto:WiringForDCC%40yahoogroups.com> >
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

________________________________
From: Mark Gurries <gurriesm@... <mailto:gurriesm%40comcast.net> >
To: WiringForDCC@... <mailto:WiringForDCC%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, 7 November 2012, 18:15
Subject: Re: [WiringForDCC] x overs & DCC


On 11/6/12 at 10:12 AM, geoleob@... <mailto:geoleob%40yahoo.com> (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: wiring marker lights

pbharry2003
 

Thanks Don
What would be a typical resistance for a led and a 1.5v bulb?

--- In WiringForDCC@..., "Vollrath, Don" <dvollrath@...> wrote:

Do you want to be able to control the marker lights on/off?
If not, wire them directly from the power pick-ups and skip the decoder altogether.

To be able to turn them on/off with the headlights, use 2 steering diodes to couple the marker lights to both front and rear head/rear light outputs. Then the marker lights will be on if either the front or rear lights are on.

Wire both diode anodes to the (-) end of marker lights. Wire the cathodes (the banded end) to the decoder function output channels. Other end of the marker lights are wired to the (+) supply common. Take care as they may be low voltage or LED type and need other additional resistor components.

DonV

-----Original Message-----
From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...] On Behalf Of pbharry2003
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2012 3:20 PM
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: [WiringForDCC] wiring marker lights

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



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Re: wiring marker lights

Vollrath, Don <dvollrath@...>
 

Do you want to be able to control the marker lights on/off?
If not, wire them directly from the power pick-ups and skip the decoder altogether.

To be able to turn them on/off with the headlights, use 2 steering diodes to couple the marker lights to both front and rear head/rear light outputs. Then the marker lights will be on if either the front or rear lights are on.

Wire both diode anodes to the (-) end of marker lights. Wire the cathodes (the banded end) to the decoder function output channels. Other end of the marker lights are wired to the (+) supply common. Take care as they may be low voltage or LED type and need other additional resistor components.

DonV

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Subject: [WiringForDCC] wiring marker lights

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



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