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Telco wire
Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 11:38 PM

Is there any real use for telco wire, the type used in phone rooms on 66 blocks on layouts? I am ripping out a bunch as we remove and old PBX system at work. 

 

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Posted by gregc on Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:45 AM

great for wiring up switch machines and other accessories.

greg - Philadelphia & Reading / Reading

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Posted by RR_Mel on Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:19 AM

I keep single pair and three pair in stock on 1000’ spools for lighting and low current accessories on my layout.  I also use TELCO D Rings to run the wire around the parameter of my layout.



I don’t use 66 or 110 Blocks, to big.




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Posted by rrinker on Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:51 AM

 Good for feeders in N scale and smaller, too.

                                      --Randy

 


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Posted by moelarrycurly4 on Thursday, July 2, 2020 1:37 PM

I will end up having a ton of 10-25 ft runs. 

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:40 PM

I always keep some rolls of 4-conductor phone wire around.  I like it for turnout machine wiring, and it work fine for my DCC control bus around the perimeter of the layout.

This phone wire is cheaper than buying either 2 or 3 conductor cable.  I always bought it at Home Depot, but I'm afraid the disappearance of land lines will soon make this more of a specialty product.

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Posted by rbturner on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:58 AM

My whole railroad is punched on 66 blocks using scrap switch tails from when we installed a new NEC 2000 back in 1998.

As we converted all the distribution to 110 blocks I dragged all the 66 blocks, bridging clips etc. home that I could find.

Randy

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