wiring peco electrofrog single and double slips and diamonds

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Sirs, My club, (Durham British Model Railway Club), and I are just beginning to lay track on a new layout we are building. I recently visited your wonderful site and gained a lot of useful information but I cannot find any wiring information on diamonds, singe and double slips. These pieces are all from Peco and are of the electrofrog variety. At some point in the future it is inteded to have the entire layout controllable from a computer so we are putting in what we need now. Can you help with info or diagrams? John Bisset.

-- John Bisset (bissetj@hotmail.com), December 01, 2004



Unfortunately I have never had the opportunity to examine any of the three things you mention. I'm sorry I can't offer you any adivce.

-- Allan Gartner (wire4dcc_admin@comcast.net), December 01, 2004.

I have 2 Peco code 75 electrofrog double slips. They come with frog power wires attached and require some method of routing frog power, I use a set of contacts on the Tortoise switch machines to do this. Just follow the instruction sheet. The only thing that I did as a mod was to add bond wires across the point hinges. Four of the bonds were easy to install, the other 4 requred a little creativity.


-- Dale Gloer (dale.gloer@telus.net), December 03, 2004.

I have an attic layout that I'm building from Peco finsescale electrofrog with DCC with several single, double slips and crossings. For crossings and slips, you need a Peco dual microswitch or equivalent that's attached to the appropriate turnout motor. Use this to supply DCC+ and DCC- to the frogs of the crossing or slip via the bare wires under the crossing. Then frogs get the appropriate feed according to which way the turnout approaching the crossing is set. For double track, I have just one dual microswitch but both turnouts operate together (capacitor discharge simultaneously to both turnout motors). The side rails of each crossing and slip can be wired directly to the appropriate DCC bus. The PECO leaflet is reasonably clear. Contact me for more info if you wish. This has worked very reliably for me.

-- Richard F Venn (dick@the-venns.demon.co.uk), January 10, 2005.

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