Manual Addendum for PSX Rev G software and PSX-AR Rev K software

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Tech Specs, Tips DCC Components |

DCC Specialties PSX The main change for these software revisions is the function of the jumper from J7-3 to J7-4. The new software uses this connection as a Digitrax Configuration jumper. By installing this connection, all aspects of the PSX series are optimized to operate with Digitrax equipment. This includes the DCS50 and DCS51 as well as the DCS100, the DCS200 and the associated booster only units. As a result of these changes, it is recommended that ANY layout using...

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RRampMeter Upgrade to v3.0

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Tips DCC Components, Tony's Tips |

You can easily upgrade the RRampmeter to V3. First, find the silk screen designation for S1 in the center below the display on the top of the board. To the left, you will see a square pad  hole and a round pad hole. This is the input for external power (labelled J3 on the back of the board). The square is the + input, and the round is the – input. You may use a 9V battery, or any 9 – 15 volt DC power source that has NO connection to the DCC system (e.g. a wall...

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User Reviews Cleaning Cars

Posted by on Jan 3, 2015 in Product Compare, Tips DCC Components, Tony's Tips |

The following review of some popular cleaning cars was fowarded to us, unsolicited, and is used herein with permission. BUY CMX This is one of our FAVORITE topics here. (grin) I have a track cleaning car fetish. I own them all. Anyone I can find from the crumby Roco tank with a dragging pad to the newest CMX. I have even built some of my own design with varying results. I have tried them all and they all have plusses and minuses that have mostly been touched on here. I will...

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Tortoise Buddy Installation

Posted by on Jan 3, 2015 in Miscellaneous, Tips DCC Components, Tony's Tips |

Download in PDF (ext. link) Features Compatible with DCC, DC, and AC track power systems (Sr. and Wiz-Kid) Powered directly from track or using dedicated AC, DC, or DCC voltage bus (Sr. and Wiz-Kid) Plugs directly onto Tortoise (Baby, Sr. and Wiz-Kid) All solid state power routing, no relays to fail (Wiz-Kid) All Tortoise contacts available to user with solder holes or optional screw connector (Baby, Sr. and Wiz-Kid) On-Board LED indicates when the Buddy is powered (Sr. and...

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Tortoise™ Application Notes

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Miscellaneous, Tips DCC Components, Tony's Tips |

Order Tortoise™ Download Tortoise™ Manual (PDF) Wabbit™ – Dual DCC stationary decoder Hare™ New Generation – DCC stationary decoder that plugs directly on to Tortoise™ Hare™ – 1st Version Thanks to Steve at Circuitron for furnishing this info: Off-center mounting of the Tortoise™ (AN 6000-01) Switch point and signal wiring using the internal switches on the Tortoise™ switch machine (AN 6000-02) Using the Tortoise™ with Peco turnouts (AN 6000-03) Edge...

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UTP – Universal Throttle Panel Hints and Tips

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Miscellaneous, Tips DCC Components, Tony's Tips |

by Don Fiehmann, Rev Feb 2005 Buy It Here Download in PDF (399 kB) Universal Cab Bus Throttle Assembly for NCE, Digitrax and Lenz and DCC systems These notes are one of the evolving tip sheet on DCC subjects. The source of these tips comes from customer questions, personal experience, the internet and technical information. This note is on the installation and operation of the UTP (Universal Throttle Panel). The UTP will work with NCE, Digitrax, and Lenz DCC systems....

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