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 Posted: Mon Jan 28th, 2019 12:30 pm
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Hi everybody Bus cable is round the track  for various sidings and signals I get that part question is do you connect it to a power booster? Where does the other end go to the track ? Or a circuit board I don’t know would be grateful for info been on you tube still none of the wiser I’m 63 limited budget so a simple explanation and part numbers would be a great help thanks 

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Hi Pjac
The bus cable for supplying the power to the rails on the layout runs all around under the layout the ends are not joined together like a ring main they are left open

If you had a loop layout for example where your dcc command station is ideally you would run on pair of bus wires clockwise and one pair anti clockwise trying if possible to get an equal length you can T off the bus wires if you have an oddball area that sticks out somewhere.

You then solder all your track feeder wires to the respective bus.
The bigger wire you have for your bus wire the better less voltage drop to small and you may well be having to split it up into districts and buying boosters.

There is a way of terminating the the ends of the bus wires but not highly important at this stage.


Hope that helps and you understand it if not post again for more explanation

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Hi Paul.

This might be useful.

https://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/DCC_Page_1.html#Bookmark17



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 Posted: Mon Jan 28th, 2019 03:32 pm
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Thanks Brian 

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Thanks Ed. Been on link you sent fantastic piece of information so grateful thank you

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No worries (as our Aussie mates say), very useful site :thumbs


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