Nick;Nick, I built one like that years ago and used door hinges fastened to the outer side of each section. When you want to move it, just pull the pin. Wiring can be done in several ways, from using plugs to terminal strips on each section and jumpers from one to the other. Let me get Cjcrescent on here to tell how his club does their big layout...
First of all, if that is one square to the foot there's a lot of area you can't reach, maintain, scenic, fix derails, fix turnouts, etc. unless it is free standing.Cool thanks for the information, I use to work for an electrical engineering company that did military work I have a buddy that can hook me up with those type of connections. I do have a few questions regarding wiring up the track. I've seen where several people have blocks and that it looks like they feed every so many feet of track with their DCC 2 wires do they insulate these blocks with DCC or do they just have all their connections hooked up in parallel on the blocks?? Also here is a picture of a layout I really like I'm still new to some stuff about DCC, they track has the potential of turning a train around on it's same track where do I need to figure to put in some auto-reverser's??
I should probably have asked if it was a walkaround table or pushed against the wall. You can have a U shaped layout that is free standing and modular, but pushed against the wall.Ok I'm not a 100% sold on this layout I like it alot but my wife is wanting to limit me somewhat since we'll be moving in a year or two and I'll probably put it together in modules. So as far as wiring goes should I leave everything uninsulated and run a parallel feeder wire from a bus every so many feet or what?? Thanks for the replys already, and it probably will be free standing.
Okay, There is a short section of track that need some way or reversing polarity. With DCC, no other train will be effected by the switch in polarity. Think of this, if the train on the track that switches polarity is not effected, why would anything else be affected.What I do like about the layout is I could have one long train running continuously on the large outer loop and on the smaller inner loops I could do some switch work while letting the larger one work. What I don't like is figuring what to do if I get my train running on the outer loop and take a turn near the inner loop and all of a sudden it looks more complicated as far as DCC equipment goes because that is where I understand I need an auto reverser to switch the polarity and I don't know how this would affect my other train running on the inner loop have the polarity on the track switched.
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