over my head I think

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by bspun2, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. bspun2

    bspun2 New Member

    :oops: this wiring stuff is confusing wall1 I really think i have started over my head my layout is more advanced than i thought.... which book would help me the most with dcc wiring ?
    the picture attached is a drawing of my layout.

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  2. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    your attachment dosnt show anything what are you trying to do?
  3. bspun2

    bspun2 New Member

    aaaaa wire it
  4. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    You put the two wires from your command station to the two rails.
  5. bspun2

    bspun2 New Member

    ok then what about the other parts of the layout when the current crosses
  6. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    ok first problem solved . now is there something more specific you are trying to do?
  7. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    dcc is pretty streight forward
  8. bspun2

    bspun2 New Member

    ok i dont get it when at a turn out how to wire it or do i need a auto reverser
  9. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

  10. The best book you could probably get would be the Atlas Wiring Guide. It'll tell you not only how to set up the DCC wiring to the tracks but also what exactly to do to wire your turnouts in sequence and independently.

    I'm using it for my layout (once I get started lol...)
  11. J. Steffen

    J. Steffen Member

    I was confused until I bought some automatic reversing switches. The instructions were easy to follow so they allowed me to wire two loops into my layout. At a glance, it looks like you will need at least three or four of them.
  12. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    bspun2: It looks as if you have a reversing section on that track (or tracks) right down the middle (the diagram is kinda small). Your quickest way to wire this is isolate it (plastic rail joiners or gaps in both rails) at both wyes and at the track that trails across the middle, and wire this through a reversing module.The rest of the layout canbe wired as a single block.
    The only other possible complication is the turntable -- wiring this will depend on which turntable you have.
  13. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Hi bspun2,

    How is it going? Has the information provided above in suggestions and links helped out? If not there are many members here who use DCC (myself not included, unfortunately) and who will be happy to help if you can provide more information.

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