DC/DCC

User avatar
yelrow
Posts: 782
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Location: Burgundy, France
Contact:

DC/DCC

#1

Post by yelrow »

hi, i have a silly question. On my new layout i wish to be able to run both DC and DCC. i have 3 tracks. 2 of them have connecting points, where i have soldered across for DCC running. If i changed these each time, and only plugged into the mains, either DC, or DCC, could i then use layout for both. I intend to have points running from accessory decoders. Alternately, could Brian offer a wiring diagram, with DTDP switch. My original intention was to run 2 DCC loops and one DC, but SWIMBO, would like to see more DC running, and the only way would be as above. john
brian1951
Site Admin
Posts: 905
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:52 pm
Location: Welsh Borders.
Contact:

Re: DC/DCC

#2

Post by brian1951 »

User avatar
yelrow
Posts: 782
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Location: Burgundy, France
Contact:

Re: DC/DCC

#3

Post by yelrow »

Brian, perfect thanks, but, I have 3 DC controllers, one for each track. Can you advise the extra wiring I need to add. John
User avatar
yelrow
Posts: 782
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Location: Burgundy, France
Contact:

Re: DC/DCC

#4

Post by yelrow »

There are3 tracks, would I need more than one switch.
brian1951
Site Admin
Posts: 905
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:52 pm
Location: Welsh Borders.
Contact:

Re: DC/DCC

#5

Post by brian1951 »

User avatar
yelrow
Posts: 782
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Location: Burgundy, France
Contact:

Re: DC/DCC

#6

Post by yelrow »

Great, thanks Brian, will try to find switch, in france. Just to humour me, would the simple unplugging one supply idea work. john
User avatar
yelrow
Posts: 782
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Location: Burgundy, France
Contact:

Re: DC/DCC

#7

Post by yelrow »

Brian, any other suggestions where to buy, please. Postage here is proving a problem. john
User avatar
yelrow
Posts: 782
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Location: Burgundy, France
Contact:

Re: DC/DCC

#8

Post by yelrow »

Found and bought switch. Thank you muchly.
User avatar
darkscot
Posts: 319
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:03 am
Location: West Yorkshire
Contact:

Re: DC/DCC

#9

Post by darkscot »

yelrow wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:31 pm Great, thanks Brian, will try to find switch, in france. Just to humour me, would the simple unplugging one supply idea work. john
I use that method at the moment. In the long term I have plans for a more elegant solution with the DC and DCC supplies contained in some sort of attractive fixture. For the switch have found a source of 'vintage' car indicator switches on eBay. These are on/off/on type switches from before the time when indicators were operated by levers on the steering column.
Many times the wrong train took me to the right place.
User avatar
Rog (RJ)
Site Admin
Posts: 384
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:49 pm
Location: South Nottingham
Contact:

Re: DC/DCC

#10

Post by Rog (RJ) »

Link please.
Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests