Jerome and southwestern N scale fcc wiring issues

Ke6nyt May 14, 2019 at 9:56 PM

  1. Ke6nyt

    Ke6nyt TrainBoard Member

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    So I only have power to the track in one area so now when I operate certain turnouts I lose power. Do I need to run power to each section before/after a turnout?

    Dan


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  2. Ke6nyt

    Ke6nyt TrainBoard Member

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    OK can't figure out how to edit the subject. Spellchecker helped me out by changing DCC to FCC. Sorry

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  3. woodone

    woodone TrainBoard Member

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    I can’t see the far side of your layout, but it looks like you have an reverse loop to deal with
     
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  4. Hardcoaler

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    What track are you feeding your power to? Out of the box, Kato turnouts are power routing and segments of track could be without power depending on turnout position. I'd start by feeding power to the single track mainline within the curve on the lower left and see if that changes anything.

    woodone is right that you also have a reverse loop within your design which must be isolated and wired accordingly, else you'll have a short circuit.
     
  5. Ke6nyt

    Ke6nyt TrainBoard Member

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    I know I have a reverse loop and I have a Digitraxx AR1 taking care of that. You’ve answered my question that Kato track is a power directing switch, which is what I figured, so in order to run more than one engine at a time in different areas of the layout I will need to power all the sides of the turnouts except the reverse loop. Correct?

    Thanks for your help

    Dan


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