I'm building a branch line and want to incorporate a wye at it's end. I have a Digitrax Zephyr DCC system. What do I need and what do I need to know about wiring up a wye with DCC?
All you have to do is isolate one of the stub ends of the wye with insulated rail joiners or gaps on both rails of both exiting tracks (frog side) of the turnout for that leg. Get a DCC auto reverse unit and connect the input side to the DCC bus and the output side to the newly isolated track. Basically replacing the DPDT switch that one would use for a DC set up.I'm building a branch line and want to incorporate a wye at it's end. I have a Digitrax Zephyr DCC system. What do I need and what do I need to know about wiring up a wye with DCC?
The folks at Digitrax in past has located the best spots for the gaps for you if you provide them with the track diagram.
Holy moly! You mean I haven't done it right by NOT using a DCC wye-controller?..
Actually, in my opinion, that is a better way of doing it. Auto-reversers detect a problem and fix it, but it's better to prevent the problem to begin with....I use a DPDT toggle on my control panel...
Why are there so many options for a Wye?..
The green area needs to be long enought for the longest (engine consist or train wth lighted cars or lighted caboose.
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