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Tony’s Train Exchange Volume 14 of The Manifest Newsliner

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in News |

Welcome to Volume 14 of The Manifest Newsliner, which includes a mix of product information, model railroading and DCC tips, along with new product announcements. The Newsliner will keep you apprised of pre-order deadlines, expected delivery dates, and provide useful information about DCC components and their correct operation. It will also include track layout design and wiring, and many more Tony’s exclusive model railroading tips. If you do not wish to receive this...

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Tony’s New TTX Ultra LEDs

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in News |

We’re introducing a new line of LEDs in a variety of colors and sizes. Our LEDs are perfect for lighting projects in locomotives, rolling stock, buildings and any other project you can imagine. Our TTX Ultra LEDs come with 1k ohm resistors so you can safely power them from the 12vdc lighting output of any DCC digital decoder. The TTX Micro LEDs range in size from 0402 to 0605 and are able to to fit in very small spaces. We like to use them in locomotive projects for...

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Wiring A DCC Specialties PSX-AR for a Wye

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Tony's Tips |

Hello, I currently have 4 PSX-AR devices controlling the reverse loops on my layout and I have just ordered the 5th from you. My plan for this one is to control a wye. I see the wiring diagram for one leg of the wye but does it also control the switch machine(s) so they are in the correct throw for the loco? I don’t see how they should be wired or if it is the same as for a reverse loop or if this device will not control the switch machines on a wye and simply changes...

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Wiring Two DCC Specialties Hares For Crossover

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Tony's Tips |

Hi Erik, We are now installing Tortoise motors with the Hare decoders, but there is one situation we would appreciate your guidance on please. In one area we have two main line tracks running parallel with a single crossover. I intend to loop both contacts 11 and 12 of the  two Hares together and connect these to a single PB switch so that both turnouts operate in unison to be either clear or thrown. However we also want to install the Auto Throw feature and again it would...

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SoundTraxx Econami UK Decoders

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in News |

Following are the available steam and diesel sounds with corresponding cv and value for the new SoundTraxx Econami UK decoders. Steam: Chuffs, CV 123: Light- GWR 2-6-2T Light Prairie: Value 0 Medium- BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0: Value 1 Medium- BR Standard Class 4 2-6-0: Value 2 Heavy- LMS Stanier 8F 2-8-0: Value 3 Heavy- LNER A4 Class 4-6-2: Value 4   Whistles CV 120 and 121: GWR 2-6-2T No. 4575 Main (F1): Value 0 GWR 2-6-2T No. 4575 Shunt (F2): Value 1 Peckett 0-6-0T...

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Adding Remote Short Circuit Indication to the PSX

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Tony's Tips |

PSX-1 Remote Status LED (J5-1,J5-2) Output Load Specification. Many users have large layouts and require remote short circuit indication in more than one location. The following schematic provides output voltage and current on this output so that you can develop a reliable solution to this issue by adding remote LEDs to the PSX. The diode bridge and filter capacitor can be replaced by a 12V walwart or other 12V power...

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