Wiring for your layout can be as simple or as complex as you need. Potentially, all that needs to be connected to your track is two wires from the booster; not accounting for reverse sections. However, as we will learn from this page, we need several track feeders in order for the trains to operate smoothly around the entire layout. The feeders typically connect to bus wires. As you can tell, the complexity of your layout determines the complexity wiring required.
As you read this article, and other Digital Command Control wiring articles, you will find that wiring for Digital Command Control is always easier than the wiring for analog cab control.
Additional wiring complexities:
- Larger layouts will need additional booster(s) to power more trains.
- Detection blocks to determine where trains are.
- Transponding for advanced computer train control.
- Reverse sections for reverse loops.
- Signaling for realistic operations
- Computer assisted or complete computer control of your layout.
- Wiring - Main wiring article