using DC power and a Peco-SL-88 insulfrog turnout

sherman89 May 5, 2020

  1. sherman89

    sherman89 TrainBoard Member

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    When a train is on a siding with Peco SL-88 insul frog turnouts at either end and the turnouts are set to the main track is the siding still live in a DC application not DCC?
     
  2. Mr. Trainiac

    Mr. Trainiac TrainBoard Member

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    If both switches are set to the main, the passing siding will be electrically isolated (although not entirely because the stock rail is always powered). It doesn’t matter if it is DC or DCC; the train on the siding will receive not move.
     
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  3. sherman89

    sherman89 TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks Mr Trainiac
     
  4. sherman89

    sherman89 TrainBoard Member

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    I have since gone DCC with a Digitrax DCS 52 unit and a DT402 throttle.I have added 4 complete crossovers made up of Peco SL88 and SL89 switches and replaced a few Bachmann electric switches as well. Everything runs so much smoother on DCC and much quieter on flextrack with cork roadbed. Several sidings have been added and I also added DCC to 3 of my nonDCC ready locos.
     
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