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Re: Constant Lighting Circuits

george hohon3
 

Tried the first and second circuits without success.  Checked my work several times, and then built new circuits with new components and still failed to get the Tomar lanterns to light?  I must be missing something, because I have received numerous responses to this site.  Although none of them have included a statement that says they actually used the circuit and that it worked as printed?

Thanks for the reply.

George


On Nov 11, 2014, at 11:43 AM, "dvollrath@... [WiringForDCC]" <WiringForDCC@...> wrote:

 

George

For Flicker free lighting hints see  http://www.wiringfordcc.com/gorhlite.htm#a17


DonV 

Re: Constant Lighting Circuits

dvollrath@...
 

George

For Flicker free lighting hints see  http://www.wiringfordcc.com/gorhlite.htm#a17


DonV 

Re: Constant Lighting Circuits

Mark Gurries
 

Again this does not allow me to help you.  The only thing new you have told me is the the laterns are 1.5V bulbs.

I understand the problem.   You want to replace the battery power with track power that allows for flicker free lighting.  I assume you have installed trucks on the caboose that allow you to pick up electrical power.  All you need is the circuit to allow you to do this.

So now I reach the point where I need more information from you.  There is a circuit for 1.5V bulbs shown on "Wiring for DCC” that will do exactly what you want.  But you said it does not work for you but you do not say the reason why.  What about the circuit does not work for you?  Did you build it?

I need more information from you about what you have tried to do.  Details.


On Nov 9, 2014, at 10:47 AM, hohon3@... [WiringForDCC] <WiringForDCC@...> wrote:

My DC layout has been completely updated and converted to DCC and everything is working as advertised.  But there is a small issue.

I have a number of cabooses that have Tomar Marker Lanterns installed and these 1.5 vdc "bulb type" lanterns are powered by N sized batteries which don't last as long as one would think.  I would like to keep these lanterns as installed and power them from track power.

I'm looking for help in making a small circuit that would take DCC track power and convert it to 1.5 vdc power for the lanterns.  If you have any personal success in making such a circuit or knowledge of such, I would be grateful if you could share it with me.

I have scoured the internet for information and have actually built several suggested circuits without success.  Any suggestion, direction or advice would be appreciated.

George



Best Regards,

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



Constant Lighting Circuits

george hohon3
 

My DC layout has been completely updated and converted to DCC and everything is working as advertised.  But there is a small issue.

I have a number of cabooses that have Tomar Marker Lanterns installed and these 1.5 vdc "bulb type" lanterns are powered by N sized batteries which don't last as long as one would think.  I would like to keep these lanterns as installed and power them from track power.

I'm looking for help in making a small circuit that would take DCC track power and convert it to 1.5 vdc power for the lanterns.  If you have any personal success in making such a circuit or knowledge of such, I would be grateful if you could share it with me.

I have scoured the internet for information and have actually built several suggested circuits without success.  Any suggestion, direction or advice would be appreciated.

George


Re: (9)

Jim Zarnick
 

Apologize for this junk link. DELETE it! Do NOT click on it.

I am trying to determine the source as the computer that hosts this email account was even on at the time the message was sent.

Troubling for a guy who has made his living with computers for the past 39 years.

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Using 1156 bulbs

John White
 

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Re: BOD-H Occupancy Detectors

stublau@...
 

Ernie, I have not recieved your replys. I am presently working with Dick Bronson on getting the BOD-1s working but have not heard from lately. If things don't work out I will get back to you. Best contact for me is stublau at charter.net (not using ampersand as it seems Yahoo sometimes cuts off total email addresses.  Let me know what you have available at that address.  Regards, Stu Blau,

Re: BOD-H Occupancy Detectors

esimard
 

Hi Stu I have sent a couple of off group replies but haven't heard back. I have lots plus the Logic boards that go with. Let me know if your still interested.
Ernie

BOD-H Occupancy Detectors

stublau@...
 

 I am in need of RR-Circuits BOD-H detectors. Prefer them in assembled form but will accept kits.I need at least 10. If you have some you are no longer using contact me off-list and we will see if we can work out a deal. Payment will be by PayPal. Thanks, Stu Blau

BOD-H Occupancy Detectors

stublau@...
 

 I am in need of RR-Circuits BOD-H detectors. Prefer them in assembled form but will accept kits.I need at least 10. If you have some you are no longer using contact me off-list and we will see if we can work out a deal. Payment will be by PayPal. Thanks, Stu Blau

Re: Digest Number 2173

Vollrath, Don <dvollrath@...>
 

JTW37,

There is yet another alternative answer to your question. One mentioned the use of a toggle switch to flip the polarity of the turntable and using the AR-1 for the Y. But… If the Y track under discussion is a stub track for the purpose of turning a locomotive you could use a relay or the internal DPDT contacts of a Tortoise switch machine to automatically flip the polarity of the stub track according to the position of the throwbar without using an AR-1.

 

DCC is supposed to help make model railroading simple, and it does that to a great extent.  But there are always complicated answers to seemingly simple questions that pop up so that we can make train operations flawless. That is what this (and other) forums are for. Ask away.

 

Please use a name/handle so others know who is in the discussion.

DonV    

 

From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 6:04 PM
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: RE: [WiringForDCC] Digest Number 2173

 



Many Thanks for the reply. I was about to order two of the AR-1's, but thought I would ask first to see if my thinking was right or not. My turntable  will be right off the Y so I don't forsee any issues of two locomotives using either one at the same time. I know I'm confused a bit with some of the DCC, operations and have done some heavy duty reading and not grasping it all, but I'm loving it. Beats the socks off DC. Thanks again for your reply.


Using an AR1 for a Y and turntable

asychis@...
 

Two comments:
 
1. Our club uses two AR1s and we have not had a problem with them.  Once installed, you can pretty well forget about them.
 
2. I'd use an AR1 for the Y and a simple DPDT switch for the turntable.  You have to be near the turntable to operate it to begin with, so flipping a switch on the fascia is pretty nuts and bolts simple.  It differs from a Y where you want somewhat unattended operation.
 
Jerry Michels
Amarillo Railroad Museum

Re: twisted bus wires next to each other

Charles Brumbelow
 

Normally twisted pairs are considered self shielding - thus their use in Ethernet cabling. Charles

On Sep 29, 2014, at 5:46 PM, "colorose@... [WiringForDCC]" <WiringForDCC@...> wrote:

Does anyone have an opinion on running power busses close to each other for two power districts? I have some hidden staging track that is directly below my main yard, so I would like to have separate bus runs but of almost equal length for each of these two power districts. If I have both bus runs under the staging track, would there be any cross talk between the two busses?  I plan to twist each bus separately, but then the twisted pairs would be next to each other.


Thanks,

Scott

Re: Digest Number 2173

John White
 

Many Thanks for the reply. I was about to order two of the AR-1's, but thought I would ask first to see if my thinking was right or not. My turntable  will be right off the Y so I don't forsee any issues of two locomotives using either one at the same time. I know I'm confused a bit with some of the DCC, operations and have done some heavy duty reading and not grasping it all, but I'm loving it. Beats the socks off DC. Thanks again for your reply.

Re: Digest Number 2173

rt_coker@...
 

Just a reminder that a powered car or locomotive with multi-wheel-pickups sitting across one of the gaps constitutes the one usage limitation.

Bob

Re: Digest Number 2173

rt_coker@...
 

Just a reminder that a powered car or locomotive with multi-wheel-pickups sitting across one of the gaps constitutes the one usage limitation.

Bob

Re: Digest Number 2173

Steve Haas
 


<<Hope jumping in on this with my question is okay. If not, my apologize.>>

 

No need to apologize, the list exists to share information.

 

<<I'm an old time DC'er building a new layout and doing it in DCC. So I'm looking at using the AR-1 tto take care of my proposed Y track. no problem there. It leads to my proposed Turntable. Kind of like adding two things that I feel are a necessity for my 12 x 12 circle layout. My question, can I or is it possible to use one AR-1 to reverse both form the same AR-1?>>

 

 

The answer is a very robust “it depends”.  It depends on how you plan to operate on your layout:

 

1)      If you are never going to operate more than one train at a time, one reversing unit can be used,

2)      If you are never going to have a train entering/exiting the reversing loop at the same time an engine is moving on to/off of the turntable, one reversing unit can be used.

 

However, if your interests lie more toward running in a prototypical manner as opposed to just running trains, you probably want to use a separate unit for each section  of track that needs to have its polarity reversed.  This way, you don’t have to concern yourself with “model railroad thoughts”.

 

Note that if you go with one reversing unit to begin with, nothing prevents you from adding the second unit later to eliminate the constraints of the single reverser.

 

If you haven’t yet purchased your reversing  unit(s) yet, I’d encourage you to consider the DCC Specialties PSX-AR instead of the AR-1.  They’ve proven themselves to be superior performers in the field.

 

 

Best regards,

 

 

Steve

 

 

Steve Haas

Snoqualmie, WA

Re: Digest Number 2173

Vollrath, Don <dvollrath@...>
 

You can use a single AR-1 auto-reverser to function properly for several auto-reversing track sections… provided that locos in and out of the individual AR sections do not do so at two different locations at the same time. So Yeah, if the turntable and Y track will not be used at the same time, you only need one auto-reverser with the output wired to both the Y and turntable tracks.

 

DonV

 

From: WiringForDCC@... [mailto:WiringForDCC@...]
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:16 AM
To: WiringForDCC@...
Subject: RE: [WiringForDCC] Digest Number 2173

 



Hope jumping in on this with my question is okay. If not, my apologize. I'm an old time DC'er building a new layout and doing it in DCC. So I'm looking at using the AR-1 tto take care of my proposed Y track. no problem there. It leads to my proposed Turntable. Kind of like adding two things that I feel are a necessity for my 12 x 12 circle layout. My question, can I or is it possible to use one AR-1 to reverse both form the same AR-1?


Re: Digest Number 2173

John White
 

Hope jumping in on this with my question is okay. If not, my apologize. I'm an old time DC'er building a new layout and doing it in DCC. So I'm looking at using the AR-1 tto take care of my proposed Y track. no problem there. It leads to my proposed Turntable. Kind of like adding two things that I feel are a necessity for my 12 x 12 circle layout. My question, can I or is it possible to use one AR-1 to reverse both form the same AR-1?