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Thread: Building the Pinacle Creek Mining & Timber Co. RR

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    Thanks, I really enjoy that night scene

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    I understand what you're saying about the wiring. I take it that it's all-or-nothing on a single switch?

    For the DCC'ers, I guess this is where stationary decoders come into play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Railrunner130 View Post
    I understand what you're saying about the wiring. I take it that it's all-or-nothing on a single switch?

    For the DCC'ers, I guess this is where stationary decoders come into play?
    Most use a separate DC power supply for auxiliary items. If you decide to use LED's to light structures etc, resistors are used on one of the LED leads to reduce voltage to them.
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    Toot, is correct here. Some of those really smart fellows can hook it all up with DCC. NOT ME. The lights you see are DC and simple 'grain of wheat' bulbs. Since this is a private layout and the lights aren't on 12 hours a day this is a simple fix. Somewhere in this thread is a modern battery operated system that a like. Made in Japan. Good stuff.

    On another note. If bare wires bother anyone you can always coat them after soldering with brush on rubber. Easier that trying to cut/strip wire on your back. I never had a problem with the bare wires nor did my cats. Jim

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    Jim -- you continue to astound me with your talent.
    The night scenes are AWESONE!
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    Thanks Sherrel.


    I knew if a searched long enough I could find the bare wire set up for the town lighting. You can see the red and black wires attaching to the metal wires with simple soldering. Also there is the standoff device that is screwed into the wood to keep wires from touching. Jim


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    Thanks I appreciate the info

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