You can do this automatically with a Lenz gold decoder, using track
sections with one feed wire fed through diodes to create "asymmetric
DCC". You can program the stopping period at the ends and you can even
have intermediate stops.
I have Hornby Sapphire chips that work on assymetric signals and i want to
set up a branch line for shuttle working. What do i need and how do i wire
it up using DCC ?
The shuttle feature is a feature of the Lenz decoders.
Just because a decoder supports Assymetric DCC, it doesn't mean it can
provide a shuttle function.
You need to read the manual for the decoder and figure put what it can
DCC was never designed for this sort of automation, without the use of
a computer. Various people have come up with add on kludges to provide
varying levels of "automation" such as Lenz ABC and the "bitswitch"
On 14/01/2011 10:03 AM, email@example.com wrote:
[snip]Actually, for automated back and forth running, DCC isn't needed. A
I figured that. But IMO a shuttle branchline would be an add-on, and
therefore wouldn't have to be DCC. Unnecessary kluge, in fact. ;-)
Until a reliable plug'n'play shuttle module is made for DCC, that is.
I'm not holding my breath on that one. Might turn bright blue.
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