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Review NCE Light-It DCC Lighting Decoder

Posted by on Dec 21, 2017 in News, Tony's Tips |

Product Evaluation by Dana Brown  Light It Manual Illuminator Manual 5240161 Light It-3: Three pack of the Light-It Decoder 5240162 Light It-6: Six pack of the Light-It Decoder 5240163 Light It-15: Fifteen pack of the Light-It Decoder 5240164 Illuminator: Single Scenic Lighting Decoder 5240165 Illuminator-5: Five pack Scenic Lighting Decoder I have just examined the Light-It lighting decoder by NCE and for something as simple as lighting, this has really gotten my...

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DCC Specialties PSX Daisy Chain Diagram

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Tony's Tips |

Before wiring, ensure the Programming Jumper is on pins J3.2 & J3.3 to operate [Pin J3.1 is nearest the center of the PSX-AR circuit board] Cut isolating gaps in the rails between PSX/PSX-AR zones, and stagger the gaps by about 0.75” [21mm] If you are using both PSX circuit breakers and PSX-AR auto reversers on a layout and the locomotive hesitates when crossing a reverse gap, program the PSX controlling the track adjacent to the PSX-AR: Program CV55=1 [enable delay]...

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DCC Specialties PSX-AR On A Wye Tail Diagram

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Tony's Tips |

Before wiring, ensure the Programming Jumper is on pins J3.2 & J3.3 to operate [Pin J3.1 is nearest the center of the PSX-AR circuit board] Cut isolating gaps in the rails between PSX/PSX-AR zones, and stagger the gaps by about 0.75” [21mm] If you are using both PSX circuit breakers and PSX-AR auto reversers on a layout and the locomotive hesitates when crossing a reverse gap, program the PSX controlling the track adjacent to the PSX-AR: Program CV55=1 [enable delay]...

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DCC Specialties PSX-AR on Wye Leg Diagram

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Tony's Tips |

Before wiring, ensure the Programming Jumper is on pins J3.2 & J3.3 to operate [Pin J3.1 is nearest the center of the PSX-AR circuit board] Cut isolating gaps in the rails between PSX/PSX-AR zones, and stagger the gaps by about 0.75” [21mm] If you are using both PSX circuit breakers and PSX-AR auto reversers on a layout and the locomotive hesitates when crossing a reverse gap, program the PSX controlling the track adjacent to the PSX-AR: Program CV55=1 [enable delay]...

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DCC Specialties PSX-AR Reverse Loop Diagram

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Tony's Tips |

  Before wiring, ensure the Programming Jumper is on pins J3.2 & J3.3 to operate [Pin J3.1 is nearest the center of the PSX-AR circuit board] Cut isolating gaps in the rails between PSX/PSX-AR zones, and stagger the gaps by about 0.75” [21mm] If you are using both PSX circuit breakers and PSX-AR auto reversers on a layout and the locomotive hesitates when crossing a reverse gap, program the PSX controlling the track adjacent to the PSX-AR: Program CV55=1 [enable delay]...

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DCC Specialties PSX Power Booster District Diagram

Posted by on Sep 28, 2017 in Tony's Tips |

There are two types of power districts: Single power district per booster or multiple power districts on a single booster. In either case, you want a PSX or PSX-AR protecting each power district. If you have a single booster for a power district, you still want a PSX-1 protecting that district. The reason is that the protective circuitry in the booster is designed to protect the booster, NOT your $1000 fully lit, full sound, decoder equipped, fully detailed scale model. The...

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