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DCC Installation

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DCC Installation
Posted by Big Boy on Saturday, February 9, 2008 4:34 PM

I have built a building in my yard to house an HO model RR.

It will be an "L" shape. The long leg will be 3'6" x 12'

The short leg will be 4' x 6'

How many phone jacks for DCC will I need?

If 2 should I place one on each leg?

Thands

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Posted by Bapou on Saturday, February 9, 2008 5:48 PM
The reccomended method is toput one every 7 feet, so you would need about 3-4
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Posted by jbinkley60 on Saturday, February 9, 2008 7:48 PM
 Big Boy wrote:

I have built a building in my yard to house an HO model RR.

It will be an "L" shape. The long leg will be 3'6" x 12'

The short leg will be 4' x 6'

How many phone jacks for DCC will I need?

If 2 should I place one on each leg?

Thands

I would do three.  1 on the short leg and 2 on the long leg.

 

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Posted by gary797 on Saturday, February 9, 2008 10:03 PM

The other answers cover it but......make sure that one is by any roundhouse or engine house.  I decided to add a roundhouse and found what a pain it was to not have a jack there....so you go back and put one in.

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