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Learning about DCC, talk to me about bus bars

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Posted by carl425 on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 8:36 AM

NeO6874
Well, the way I had it explained was that a "Power District" is the booster's domain, which then (potentially) gets broken up into smaller sub-divisions by fuses / circuit breakers.

No worries.  I didn't mean to imply that you were incorrect.  I have heard "power district" used to describe boosters or breakers many times over the years.  There doesn't seem to be a standard usage of the term.  I just wanted to help the OP understand the different reasons for segmenting the layout.

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Posted by NeO6874 on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 9:33 AM

Guess i should've been clearer, Randy - I don't plan on the tt to be motorized.

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Posted by Obsessed on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 5:54 PM

Not to worry about differences of opinion.  I'm learning a bunch from this conversation. At least I now know the concept of applying the bus and what to consider.  There are quite a few variables to consider, so I can understand why some would run the bus differently than others. Thanks for the discussion. It has really described the issues to think about before running a bus.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 7:00 PM

I've got 4 bars on my layout.  There's Lucky's Bar, the bar in the Shamrock Hotel, Lady Buc's Clam Bar, and the Brass Rat by the waterfront.

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Posted by NeO6874 on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 2:24 PM

I don't think he was looking for a new watering hole there, Mr. B.

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Posted by Obsessed on Thursday, November 08, 2018 11:24 PM

Thanks carl425.  That explains about everything I need to know about "districts" for now.

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