Digitrax Signalling system

Discussion in 'DCC & Electronics' started by Chessie1973, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. Chessie1973

    Chessie1973 Member

    Has anyone here tired out the digitrax signalling system?

    I have been looking at it as a possible solution for my layout but I would need to completely rewire everything to add occupancy blocks and such.

    I would like to actually use a "live" signalling system on my dinky little layout and I think this setup might work pretty well and also be 100% compatible with my DCC system.
  2. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    Let us know what you find. I'm interested too
  3. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

  4. Chessie1973

    Chessie1973 Member

    I actually searched the Digitrax Yahoo group before posting here.

    Unfortunately there is little to no useful information on it there and I honestly don't like posting there due to how cluttered the Yahoo groups get.

    It looks to be a good system, though somewhat expensive.

    I am about to rewire my layout for 4 blocks and i think it would be interesting to set up signals and possibly crossing gates that automatcally function as the train approaches etc.

    It looks easy enough to use, though i am not sure which type of signal masts I would get to use with the system since they are not provided.
  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    We have a signal expert in one of the local clubs. I can try to get in touch if you think it would help and/or you don't get anywhere here. "Railway Bob" might be one person who could help you out.

  6. Chessie1973

    Chessie1973 Member

    Well I am in no particular hurry with this, I was more interested in opinions of the system and what not.

    I do want to get something for signalling in the future but for right now I am running without them.

    With the Digitrax system it would be a while before I could afford all the components anyways.
  7. CN1

    CN1 Active Member

    Maybe in the following website:

    DCC Compatible Block Occupancy Detector :thumb:

    Wiring for DCC :thumb:
    About block detection: http://www.wiringfordcc.com/blockdet.htm

    Logic rail Technology (Signaling Products) :thumb: :thumb:

    Model Railroad misc. Electronics :thumb:
    Occupancy Detector

    Digitrax website: http://www.digitrax.com/

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