Electrical wiring and electronics is one of the more technical aspects of the hobby. Fortunately, there is a lot of informaton about this topic on the internet. This page will consist mostly of links to some of this information. I will include links to DCC and LCC. So far there is just links to DCC control.
Wiring for DCC. A comprehensive explanation of wiring a layout that uses DCC. Written and maintained by Allan "Needs Another Locomotive" Gartner.
A growing DCC website by Mark Gurries. On the welcome page of his website, Mark lists the four goals of his website. These are, in his own words
- The primary focus of this website is to provide a reference place that addresses more advance DCC topics to help people solve more complex problems for any brand of DCC. Most of these topics are targeted for LARGE and/or a very advanced DCC layouts.To learn more about that, click: What is a large Layout? To understand the "how and why" a given solution works, it often requires one to understand the nature of the whole problem. That involves a technical (Nuts and Bolts) discussion since DCC is by definition a technical subject. Despite that, it is my goal to make the complexity as easy to understand as possible.
- A reference site for some "How To" or "Do It Yourself" type projects related to DCC.
- A reference site primariy for NCE products and information (History)
- Website information on some layouts that do not have a website of their own that I work on.
A detailed description of wiring for DCC. Written by Brian Lambert. The topics covered include a comparison between DC and DCC, wiring diagrams, attaching wires to track, installing a decoder in a locomotive, conversion of a non DCC ready locomotive, decoders for accessories, over current protection, power boosters, reversing loops, and turntables.
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