Sunday, 27 July 2014

Electric String

For some people wiring their layout is the task they fear - not so on Bron Hebog.

It's not awfully complicated, as you can see....


If you've been reading this blog for a while it probably won't surprise you to learn that we are stubbornly DC. None of this fancy fly-by-chip DCC stuff here!

With such a simple track plan - just long single track sections, a passing loop and a siding - there are only two wires strung between each of most of the boards as you can see in the picture.

The tricky electronic spaghetti will be found in the fiddle yard if Himself decides to go down the path of automatic route setting again as we did on the yards at Dduallt, where a large bank of diodes meant a twist of a rotary switch and the pushing of a single button was all that was required to send a train in or out of a choice of 8 roads.

I seem to recall it involved a small amount of head-scratching and he hasn't said if we're doing something similar this time...

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