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Posted by WS and SH on Monday, August 1, 2022 3:24 PM

I recently acquired a Starr-tec Hogger 100 mw with  hand held remote to put on my old fashioned block layout.  I need wiring diagrams, etc. 

 

Someone suggested Sheldon (Atlantic Central) might be of help.  Please Sir!

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Posted by doctorwayne on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 4:18 PM

I'm certainly no wiring wizard, but for my own DC-powered layout, I did include blocks, mainly on double tracks, where one train might be parked while another passes by on the adjacent track.
To create such "blocks", I simply add non-conductive rail joiners at each end of each block, then add a double-pole/centre-off switch to the fascia, connected by under-layout wires to the "live" single-track at either end of the double track.

There are only two powered wires feeding the entire layout, while the fascia switches determine which one of the double tracks will be used.

As a sole operator, I often use multiple locos on train, due to a number of grades, but only ever run one train at a time. 

If you're planning on running multiple trains at the same time, Sheldon can probably give you much more info on how to accomplish that, but it's not something I've ever required.

Wayne

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Posted by crossthedog on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 4:41 PM

I'm unfamiliar with your... ah... hogger, is it? But I do have my layout blocked out in ten (maybe more) DC blocks. I had a lot of help from, I think it was Mel, who provided a very detailed diagram from a book. It's in one of my old posts. I could find it, but I'm not sure it's anything you need if you're trying to wire a particular item.
-Matt

 

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 4:44 PM

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Your Star-Tek Hogger is just a DC power pack (with walkaround and memory). If you make an oval of track and hook up two wires, the trains will run.

With DC, anything beyond that requires knowledge and skill. There are many books on how to wire a DC layout. All will apply to the Hogger.

-Kevin

Living the dream and happily modeling my STRATTON AND GILLETTE Railroad in HO scale. The SGRR is a freelanced Class A railroad as it would have appeared on Tuesday, August 3rd, 1954, in my personal fantasy world of plausible nonsense.

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Posted by ATLANTIC CENTRAL on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 5:04 PM

WS and SH

I recently acquired a Starr-tec Hogger 100 mw with  hand held remote to put on my old fashioned block layout.  I need wiring diagrams, etc. 

 

Someone suggested Sheldon (Atlantic Central) might be of help.  Please Sir!

 

Well, I really need a lot more info to offer any help. And I need some idea of your own electrical/DC control knowledge level/experiance.

As for the Hogger - seen them, never used or owned one.

Sheldon

    

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Posted by richhotrain on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 5:46 PM

Found this on Google Images:

Plus this text:

Walkaround unit shown. Not original coiled tether, but simple CAT5(?) cable. Has 1-1/2" hookup. Could use change to less prominent crimp style. 100 MegaWatt unit, Low power and high power switch for DC output, plus AC accessory output. At midrange (white line) on the throttle, it pumps out 6.5 (hi power) and 5.25 (low power) volts respectively. 

Hope this helps.

Rich

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Posted by Overmod on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 8:35 PM

A hundred megawatts!  Now that's impressive power.  Since there are 746-odd watts to a horsepower, you could even with long feeders pull substantial consists up substantial grades.

In 1:1 scale.

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Posted by PM Railfan on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 11:04 PM

Yeah 100 big M-watts, i gotta get one of those! Do they come in a Tech II flavour? Laugh

 

I can see a club dispatcher now....

"Aye Cletus.... over."

"What you be wantin Zeke, over."

"Ya know that six-eight wheeler is rated for 4 cars over the hill, right? over."

"Yeah... over."

"Ya got 15! Out!"

 

PMR

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