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Reverse Loop Wiring Feeds

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JMB
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Reverse Loop Wiring Feeds
Posted by JMB on Saturday, February 23, 2008 1:16 PM
Same 'MR Oldtimer/DCC Rookie' as the previous Post!

Will be wiring 3 reverse loops on my layout utilizing Digitrax AR1 Units.

I understand that only the power supply from the AR1 should be hooked up to the rail in the gapped reverse loop - no feeders from the Main Bus.

In order to wire feeders to each section of N-scale Peco flextrack, is it advisable to set up a separate or 'Auxiliary' Bus for each of the AR1 units - the length of each of the reverse loops is some 10' to 12'?

Thanks!

...John


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Posted by jbinkley60 on Saturday, February 23, 2008 3:49 PM

 JMB wrote:
Same 'MR Oldtimer/DCC Rookie' as the previous Post!

Will be wiring 3 reverse loops on my layout utilizing Digitrax AR1 Units.

I understand that only the power supply from the AR1 should be hooked up to the rail in the gapped reverse loop - no feeders from the Main Bus.

In order to wire feeders to each section of N-scale Peco flextrack, is it advisable to set up a separate or 'Auxiliary' Bus for each of the AR1 units - the length of each of the reverse loops is some 10' to 12'?

Thanks!

...John


You could or just run a couple of sets of feeders directly from the reversing section of track back to the respective AR1 (just adjust the wire size for the distance).  The legnth of the track section is short enough that a bus could be viewed as overkill.  Folks do it both ways.

 

Engineer Jeff NS Nut
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Posted by Vail and Southwestern RR on Saturday, February 23, 2008 10:26 PM
I would say that 10-12 feet was enough for an auxilliary bus of sorts, it keeps everything straightforward, in my opinion.

Jeff But it's a dry heat!

JMB
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Posted by JMB on Sunday, February 24, 2008 8:38 AM
Thanks for the input..will now get to work!

...John

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