Hello, HAL. Do you read me… wiring up the DCC programming track

The DCC programming track switch fitted into its housing and looking like the 'HAL 9000'
The DCC programming track switch fitted into its housing and looking like the ‘HAL 9000’

If your wondering what the ‘HAL’ I’m talking about, I’m refering to the ‘HAL 9000’ computer in the film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’. I’m sure most will already know that. The red LED in its holder certainly reminded me of the ‘HAL 9000’. Let’s hope it doesn’t behave the same way.

All the wires from the 4PDT switch are connected to the terminals. Just the LED indicator to solder
All the wires from the 4PDT switch are connected to the terminals. Just the LED indicator to solder

In this view you can see the wires for the programming track, and one of the isolated setions, snaking through the baseboard to the new track feeds at the far end
In this view you can see the wires for the programming track, and one of the isolated setions, snaking through the baseboard to the new track feeds at the far end

Here is where I've retro-fitted the track feeds for the programming track and one of the isolated setions
Here is where I’ve retro-fitted the track feeds for the programming track and one of the isolated setions

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s