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DCC & DC Block

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DCC & DC Block
Posted by New Haven I-5 on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 6:54 PM
 Who makes a block(or whatever you call it) that switches from DCC to DC. I am sick of how hot DC engines get & how slow and noisy they are on adress 00.

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Posted by Texas Zepher on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 7:43 PM
Do you mean you want to switch the track off the DCC power supply to a standard DC power pack?   If so this is called a DPDT switch and they are avaliable at hardware, automotive, and electrical (including Radio Shack) stores.
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Posted by jeffrey-wimberly on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 7:43 PM
My layout started out old school, DC with blocking. Each block is set up on it's own Center-off DPDT (Double Pole Double Throw) toggle switch. With these I can switch the blocks to operate on DCC or DC.

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Posted by New Haven I-5 on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 9:29 PM
 Texas Zepher wrote:
Do you mean you want to switch the track off the DCC power supply to a standard DC power pack?   If so this is called a DPDT switch and they are avaliable at hardware, automotive, and electrical (including Radio Shack) stores.
Yes, that was what I was talking about.

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