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How do I wire a DCC Double-slip?

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Posted by jimsabol on Thursday, February 21, 2008 6:40 PM
Oops!!  Found it myself: Digitrax Stationary Decoder-64.
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Posted by jimsabol on Thursday, February 21, 2008 5:26 PM
What is a DS-64, please?  (manufacturer?)  Jim here.
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Posted by jbinkley60 on Thursday, February 21, 2008 4:28 PM
 whitman500 wrote:

I recently purchased the Walthers DCC-friendly double slip turnout.  I typically power-route my frogs via the Tortoise switch machine.  What's the right way to do this for the double-slip?  I checked the Wiring for DCC website but wasn't able to find a reference to this turnout.  Any and all suggestions welcome.  Thanks.

Brad

 I have the same configuration in my engine servicing area.  I don't power route but you do have to power all four legs.  Walthers does not cut through both rails from one side of the turnout to the other.  If I remember right, they cut through one rail but not the other.  So I added power feeds on all four legs.  In my case they are all in the same block so nothing fancy other than ensuring proper polarity on the feeders.  I use two Tortoises also with cascaded routes from a DS64 instead of a diode matrix.

 

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Posted by Paul3 on Thursday, February 21, 2008 10:31 AM

Wiring a double slip is very simple.  It's already DCC Friendly (they all are), and for powering frogs, you just treat them the same as any other switch.

Or, put it this way...  A double slip is essentially two switches that overlap.  It's like taking two rights and laying them on top of each other.  So all you have to do is wire each frog to the opposite Tortoise (as if they were, in fact, two switches laying on top of each other).

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Posted by whitman500 on Thursday, February 21, 2008 9:05 AM
I was planning on using 2 tortoises, one for each throwbar. 
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Posted by wedudler on Thursday, February 21, 2008 8:55 AM

It depends on the driving units. Do you have one tortois or do you have two tortoises or even four for the slip.

You have always only one route through the slip. That's more easy than with a single slip. here you can see my bulding and wiring. The way for a double slip is similar.

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How do I wire a DCC Double-slip?
Posted by whitman500 on Thursday, February 21, 2008 8:31 AM

I recently purchased the Walthers DCC-friendly double slip turnout.  I typically power-route my frogs via the Tortoise switch machine.  What's the right way to do this for the double-slip?  I checked the Wiring for DCC website but wasn't able to find a reference to this turnout.  Any and all suggestions welcome.  Thanks.

Brad

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