queston about wireing....

Discussion in 'DCC & Electronics' started by trainsteve2435, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. trainsteve2435

    trainsteve2435 Member

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    hello everyone, i have a queston about wireing my layout for DCC. im useing a NCE PHP with a 10 amp booster. im going to run my two bus lines for track power, but im wondering what do i need to add in order to add switch machines and signal blocks? i know there is more wireing involved, but im not sure what type. any information is appreciated. thanks!:wave:
  2. SteamerFan

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    Well steave, that's a complicated loaded question.

    Basically for Signal blocks, run one rail contious feed (common rail, no gaps) and gap the other rail on for your blocks and using a Block Detector for each block you can build your signal system. it can get more complicated if you want to go 2 blocks out detection, you'll have to do more fancy wiring.

    as for switches, if the frogs are insulated, you won';t have to do any fancy wiring for them. if you want to have them DCC controled, you'll just need an Accessory Decoder and a dcc ready (most are) switch machine.