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Automatic Routing of Passenger Station Turnouts

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Posted by rrinker on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 8:06 PM

 Exactly the other way around.

 Switch-8 works with any DCC system, it simply connects to track power and tacks DCC commands over the track. I have a couple of Switch-Its I've used before on my Digitrax system.

 The mini-panel is NCE only, since it plugs in to the cab bus.

             --Randy

 


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Posted by mlehman on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 8:17 PM

Randy,

Thanks. Guess I'm DCC-dyslexic, too.Angel

Mike Lehman

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Posted by richhotrain on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 4:31 AM

rrinker

 Exactly the other way around.

 Switch-8 works with any DCC system, it simply connects to track power and tacks DCC commands over the track. I have a couple of Switch-Its I've used before on my Digitrax system.

 The mini-panel is NCE only, since it plugs in to the cab bus.

             --Randy

 

Now that raises an interesting question.  If the Mini Panel works by plugging it into the cab bus, what do I do if I am running my wireless NCE PH-Pro ?

Rich

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Posted by rrinker on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:36 AM

 Plug it into the other jack of the cab panel - at least, current sets come with the command station, a cab panel, and the radio base.

 Interesting how so many NCE items only have 1 cab bus jack and not a second to act as a pass-through for other items.

                --Randy

 

 


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Posted by richhotrain on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:55 AM

Randy, when I went wireless, I kept the UTP panels already in place on my layout.

Could I just plug the Mini Panel into one of the nearby UTP panels

Rich

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Posted by rrinker on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 8:13 AM

 Yup.

        --Randy


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Posted by jalajoie on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 8:18 AM

Randy,

How did you hook up your Switch-8 with your Digitrax system?

Jack W.

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Posted by rrinker on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:13 PM

 Same way people with NCE use Digitrax DS-64's - the input is track power, not the cab bus. Any DCC system capable of sending accessory commands can use the three NCE turnout controls, or the DS-64, or any number of other products like the Lenz LS150, or the Tam Valley servo controllers. None of those does anything specific to any one brand of DCC (well, the DS-64 CAN, but doesn't have to).

                    --Randy

 


Modeling the Reading Railroad in the 1950's

 

Visit my web site at www.readingeastpenn.com for construction updates, DCC Info, and more.

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