Messages From digitrax

 


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#204228 Jan 2, 2016

Hi Everyone

I want to add signals to my small layout (4x6). Dwarf signals will be controlled by the same switch that activates them. I want to add some mainline signals and not sure what I need to do it. I want 4 sections and though of cutting 1 rail in 4 different places to complete the isolated sections. My question is what do I need to operate the signals. I was going to use IR cells as sensors in each section, but what to tie them to is escaping me. I looked at the BDL168, but not sure if I needed anything besides that. I am running a total Digitrax DCC system and would like to stay with it. I have also used JMRI to run the layout.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you, Bob



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#204230 Jan 2, 2016

Hi Bob--I use two of Team Digital's SIC24AD (now up to version SIC24e) to control signals with detection from two BDL168 boards but I have more blocks. SIC24 is designed for use on Loconet so connection is simply by cable. One SIC24 will signal four blocks in both directions right out of the box. The BDL168 is probably overkill for you; TD also has detection devices.

---Links-Are-Forbidden--- am sure others will provide info on using SE8C and computer with JMRI.

Steve HoxiePensacola FL


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