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I have beginnings of a layout with two levels abuilding on four 5 1/2' X 8' roll-around modules (welded from 1" steel tubing) that will normally be bolted together in a 13 1/2' X 16' 'U' shape. The top levels of each module can be removed for more convenient work thereon. I am using a Digitrax DCC system.
What I need to acquire is a quick electrical disconnect scheme for use in separating the modules / levels when the need arises. Could use suggestions for appropriate electrical hardware that will be both convenient and reliable. The choices seem infinite and for a neophyte hard to tell from catalogs what is likely to serve well. Living in the boondocks of Wyoming I have no sizable town handy for electronics parts and expertise so am confined to Radio Shack or mail sources for hardware. Appreciate any suggestions offered.
-- Robert M. (Bob) Tappan (email@example.com), January 19, 2002
My club, North Georgia Modurail, has in the past used Jones Plugs to mate the electrical bus between modules. Mouser Electronics, 1-800-346-6873 or www.mouser.com, has these plugs which are pretty robust. The plugs come in 2 pin, 4 pin, 6 pin, etc arrangements.
-- David Butts (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 31, 2002.