The NEW C&L Layout

in2tech Mar 22, 2021

  1. in2tech

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    Yeah I am laying down cork roadbed so the Atlas nails should work just fine. They did in the past anyway. If I remember correctly?
     
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    Back to the feeders issue, more is better, just be certain that the feeders always feed the same rail.Designate them 'left' and 'right' or 'black' and 'red' or whatever suits you. I do like to set up separate 'blocks' even if all are fed by the same power source. That way if problems do arise, they may be easier to isolate.
     
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  3. in2tech

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    Alright I pretty much have the feeders and stuff figured out for DCC. Please don't blow anything up :) Now I need to know what kind of switches to buy for my few Remote switches I will have, one being and asymmetrical so when I throw a switch both remote turnouts will move. What switch DPDT, etc... and how you wire these up with DCC? I mean they need AC right?

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    Not the quickest way to mark my terminal joiners but should work for me. Tried painters tape, it was a no go. Could mark with A and B , might do both to connect to terminal board. As long as it works?

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    We will see. Hopefully no shorts


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    Well my very first permanent official ( unofficial years ago, blew a decoder ) wiring for DC/DCC and, and it is working on DC. DCC test to come tomorrow as it was a major pain for it to be only a 2' x 4' base. Live and learn they say, and this was definitely a teaching moment for me. I forgot to attach the 2' x 4' corkboard I am using as a base, and also the 2 pieces of 2' x 2' foamboard, so of course when I leaned it up to get underneath, most stuff started to slide off. But luckily I had attached enough roadbed and track with track nails it wasn't as bad as it could have been. Was still a pain though. Know better for the second 2' x 4' base :)

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    Temporarily attached with tape till I can get small screws to secure to base. Not pretty but it works, and I'll clean it all up later! Thank goodness I painted the wires with red paint pen.
     
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    Well the DCC wiring was a success. Today I got the terminal secured properly and organized the wires a bit with tape, and drilled a hole for the leads to go to the DCC controller. I am very happy it worked properly. Thanks for everyone's help!

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    As you can see in the picture above with the 3 locomotives lined up, a piece of balsa wood being used as a wedge. I never thought about old roadbed from 10-15 years ago being a different height than the brand new roadbed I just bought by the exact same company. Live and learn always for me. Need to add it to my signature :) It's always something?

    Now who knows what kind of switch I need to replace the ones that come with the Atlas Remote Switches? You know the DPDT, or SPST type switches. To replace this one? And how do I wire it? I need two remote switches in the back of the layout and two in the front to be thrown at the same time. When I flip the switch the two in the back will switch at the same time with one switch. Same for the front two switches. I have two brand New ones for the front of the layout. have to try and find 2 working old remote switches I have see it they will work. If not I will buy two brand new ones.


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    Nice picture!! Did the the near loco stop because the engineer was worried that the switch had been thrown?

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