Thursday, 15 December 2011

The GC goes DCC

With a lot of help from Greg and Brendan, I converted the layout to Digitrax DCC in late 2010. Instead of installing UP5 panels for the LocoNet, I used 6P6C telephone sockets and faceplates, and short-circuit protection is provided by car stop lights wired into the track power.

This is how the faceplates and sockets look. Track power indication is provided by a diode mounted in the face place, above the Loconet socket.

This is a view of the rear of a faceplate:
The two pin socket fitted to the diode (and resistor) is connected to the track power.

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