DCC++ with non DCC Bachmann Turnouts

RandyR Feb 15, 2020

  1. RandyR

    RandyR TrainBoard Member

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    I'm starting to build-up a track which I can use a non-DCC bachmann turnouts along with a DCC++ basestation.
    Is there a board which I can interface the DCC++ with, to control the non-DCC bachmann turnout?
    I came across the DR4018, which I think would work.

    Turnouts>>>DR4018>>>2 wires from the track or DCC++ (Arduino Motor Shield Main track terminals)

    Is there any other boards which I can use?

    Thanks
     
  2. RCMan

    RCMan TrainBoard Member

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    The DR-4018 is simple to connect and operate your turnouts. i am using a DR4018 with Atlas switch machines.

    It gets the DCC command signal from the DCC buss and it is best to use a separate 12-16 AC or DC power supply (polarity is now critical), just make sure is is regulated to power the switch machines. It is recommended to not power the switch machine using the DCC power.

    Dennis
     
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  3. RandyR

    RandyR TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks. Will make sure I use a diff power source.
    Now, just waiting for some kind of sale to see if the price for that goes down.
     
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  5. RandyR

    RandyR TrainBoard Member

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    Nice. Much cheaper than what I saw on ebay and other sites.
     
  6. RandyR

    RandyR TrainBoard Member

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    Hmm, it said they are on backorder but I received an email it is being shipped today. Cool.
     
  7. RCMan

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    Sometimes the websites are not updated timely.

    Dennis
     

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