Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sorting Out Electrical Faults.
I have been having a few electrical problems with the layout and have done some modification to the way i had the layout wired.
Some of the rework is to update how i am doing my wiring.
1.had all dropper (wires from track to the main bus wire) the same colours (Red and Black) and started changing this only after a few months of starting the layout but never when back to do the rework.
Now.
 Main line droppers   :Red and Black.
Yard droppers           :White and Blue.
Servos droppers        :Yellow and Orange.
 All the Yard and Servo droppers go to plug to make it easier to drop out sections to find a fault.
With the wiring I have also made up some connection boards to make it easier as well as using boot lace crimps on the ends of the cables to to stop damage to the wires.
 The Boot Lace Crimps. I use different size crimps (note the colours are different) as can be seen going in to the plug in the photo above as well.
this is one of the Connection Boards I had made up, This one is for the servo feed cables. Since the cables do a loop it is so that both ends are connected to a single cable to the Boosters.
 

This is the Mainline Feeds the cables for the Main do the same as the Servo feed they loop but i have both upper level feeds going to the same booster.
The Main Line is split in to 4 sections 2 upper deck 2 lower deck. the Yard feeds do the same thing.

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