White River Line

Discussion in 'Freelance' started by dboone74, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I used the auto reverser (three of 'em) with the NCE system. It works fine.

    GS
     
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  2. dboone74

    dboone74 Member

    Thanks, Bob. I wondered if that was the case with the auto reverser.
     
  3. dboone74

    dboone74 Member

    I got some more track laid down, but it's slow going.
     
  4. dwoomer

    dwoomer Member

    OR you're too stupid to understand it.
     
  5. dboone74

    dboone74 Member

    Here is the latest video. This has been quite a challenge.
     
  6. dboone74

    dboone74 Member

    How can I figure out if I'm going to need a booster? I plan on using DCC++. Although I've worked in IT for years and I have a pretty good handle on technology, I'm not very experienced with electronics.
     
  7. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    How many locomotives will be running at one time?
    What is the current (amps) capacity of the DCC++ system?
     
  8. dboone74

    dboone74 Member

    I'll probably only run 2 locos, maybe 3 at one time. My understanding is that the amps of DCC++ is 1.5, but I might be reading it wrong.
     
  9. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Well, my layout occupies a space about 30x30 feet. I can run six locomotives at one time without a booster (I use NCE), so I'd say you'll probably be okay as long as you have enough feeders and bus wires to keep the power adequately distributed.

    GS
     
  10. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    You may be right on the edge of needing a booster. If you do need one, the least expensive and easiest solution is a Sprog SBOOST ($119.95). http://sprog.us.com/sprogii.html#B
    https://store.sbs4dcc.com/SPROGSBOOSTCompleteDCCBooster.aspx ($107.95)

    One side of the SBOOST connects to the track outputs of your DCC++ command station, the other side has a power input (for its 15v power supply [supplied], and track connections.
     
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  11. dboone74

    dboone74 Member

    I suppose I could alway add the booster at a later time if I'm finding I need it.
     
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  12. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    Are these locomotives equipped with sound decoders, or silent decoders? You *should* be able to run 3 silent decoders on a 1.5 amp system.
     
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  13. dboone74

    dboone74 Member

    I've been looking at sound decoders, but I've also been struggling to figure out how to fit all of it in. So, I might be switching to silent decoders.
     
  14. klrwhizkid

    klrwhizkid Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Drew, before you make a move, let's talk via phone. You have my number.
     
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  15. dboone74

    dboone74 Member

    Sounds good. I'm probably not going to buy anything until August. I got covid last week, while on vacation. So, I've just been spending some time plotting and planning. I'll probably give you a ring in a couple of weeks.
     
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  16. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Drew, hopefully you will recover quickly from covid. It's no fun being sick. Keep us posted on your health.

    Joe
     
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  17. dboone74

    dboone74 Member

    Doing pretty good now. I got back Saturday evening from 10 days of camping with about 100 people for scouts. So, I can't really tell if my fatigue is from covid or from being Scoutmaster. New video should be out on Friday.
     
  18. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Good to hear!
     
  19. dboone74

    dboone74 Member

    Here is the latest video. Thanks for being patient.
     
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