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Author Topic: dcc and peco code 55 : FIRST POST : crossing, double slip, threeway wiring  (Read 309 times)

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Offline mishmash64

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Evening Everyone.  Rookie here so please be gentle with me lol.     Trackwork is down albeit temporarily and dropper wires have been done. Due to cost I don't plan to add point motors at this time, but I have drilled holes for the rods to go through at a later date.
I have three crossings, two double slips and a threeway point on my layout.  My question is do I need/have to wire in dpdt switches or frog juicers to run these now, or can I also save these to a later date BUT still run trains now ??

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Re: dcc and peco code 55 : FIRST POST : crossing, double slip, threeway wiring
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 08:36:07 PM »
The points and slips will work OK, but the crossings will need their frogs switched either mechanically or electrically. I used a Tam Valley Hex (6 way) Frog Juicer on my crossings. Wire one juicer to each crossing frog, 2 per crossing, and all will be well.

For the points I would recommend adding a dropper to the frog as it will come in useful eventually. The slips should have dropper wires already attached courtesy of Peco.

You can use point blade contact to 'switch' the polarity of the frogs on the points, but you'll need to keep the point blades clean.

Have fun.

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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39501.msg476247#msg476247

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Re: dcc and peco code 55 : FIRST POST : crossing, double slip, threeway wiring
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 08:39:07 PM »
Welcome to our friendly forum Mishmash, great to have you on board and as you've seen already, members are always willing to help.
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Re: dcc and peco code 55 : FIRST POST : crossing, double slip, threeway wiring
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 09:27:25 PM »
Hi Mishmash, and welcome aboard :wave:
I'm an electrickery thicko but luckily we have some folks with a lot more knowledge.

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Re: dcc and peco code 55 : FIRST POST : crossing, double slip, threeway wiring
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 04:15:58 PM »
Hi.. jpendle are you saying a six way juicer can wire to 3 crossings or 1 crossing and a double slip as the double slips have four dropper wires??  And I can't not wire these dropper wires at a later date??

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Re: dcc and peco code 55 : FIRST POST : crossing, double slip, threeway wiring
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 05:04:51 PM »
Yes it can do 3 crossings or 1 crossing and a double slip. Basically one juicer output per frog.

Once you've laid track it can be kind of fiddly to add frog dropper wires, so it's generally easier to do it before track has been laid.

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https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39501.msg476247#msg476247

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Like mishmash64, I'm new to this and trying to keep the wiring simple on a DCC layout.  Would the Gaugemaster DCC80 Autofrog not work the same (but cheaper)?  I have a plan with a long crossing and double slip.  Reading about the DCC80 it would seem a simple task to fit 4 of these (one for each frog) - or have I totally misunderstood?  :confused1:

 

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