DCC Power bus connector

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The most cost effective way of interconnecting boards is to look at the connectors in the IT industry. currently the IT industry has a standard 6 pin for PCI-E to power expansion boards like GPU’s with protections to prevent incorrect connection. the extension cables provide pre wired plugs and sockets. each lane is rated to 7.5 amps of which the connector provides 3 allowing 22amps to be carried over the connector.   sourcing cables ebay sourcing in bulk via aliexpress                  

Standardised – DC controller connector (5 pin din)

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ADMRC 5 Pin Din Standards 2016 In 1990 a letter was published in the Model Railway Journal asking if there was a standard for connecting Hand Held Controllers to baseboards/control panels. Several clubs and manufacturers replied. Although there appears to be no standard, the majority use the same 5 pin 1800 type ‘A’ DIN plugs and sockets as described below The Plugs and Sockets DIN (the German equivalent of the British Standards Institute) has standardised plugs and sockets for audio applications. Good quality ones are rated 2 Amps at 100 […]

Pentre Road

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Our new 00 gauge continuous-run layout. It has a double track mainline with a small through-station and goods loop. Trackwork is code 75-based, with hand-built pointwork in the scenic section. Baseboard construction is mainly open-frame ply. Pointwork in the fiddle yard is also hand-built enabling longer fiddle yard sidings and the potential of at least a 30 wagon train! All track is now laid apart from the two cassettes on the outer fiddle yard roads. One baseboard has still to be wired up to MERG units and point motors. Point […]

Leicester (Belgrave Road)

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OO  gauge  based  on  the  Great  Northern  terminus  at  Leicester  in  the  late  1950’s  early  1960’s.The  layout  will  be  25ft  x  7ft. Location history The Great Northern entered Leicester from the east in 1883 with grand ideas, and built a six track station with twin overall roof like the one at Kings Cross. They could only manage four trains a day to Peterborough (until 1916 when it ceased) and six trains a day to Grantham (it was faster Leicester to York than via L.M.S. or Great Central because the express […]