DCC Accessory Decoder… Getting easy access

Assembly of DCC Accessory Access
Assembly of DCC Accessory Access

So far I have mounted all my DCC Accessory Decoders under the baseboard modules, but they are not easy to get at or work on. So, I’ve designed a little gizzmo, this ‘DCC Accessory Access’ to tackle the problem. Then I had it lazer cut in MDF.

DCC Accessory Access front
DCC Accessory Access front

The ‘DCC Accessory Access’ is glued together and then screwed to the underside of the baseboard. This keeps accessory decoders tucked away beneath the layout until you want to work on them. Then they can just be swung down.

DCC Accessory Access back
DCC Accessory Access back

I’ve designed the ‘DCC Accessory Access’ to accommodate DCC accessory decoders of various sizes and incorporated wire tidy holes at the top and bottom.

Accommodates DCC accessory decoders of various sizes
Accommodates DCC accessory decoders of various sizes

Wire tidy holes are incorporated at the top and bottom
Wire tidy holes are incorporated at the top and bottom

I’ve fixed this first ‘DCC Accessory Access’ under the layout and I will be using it to accommodate a Lenz LS150 turnout decoder, to control the points at ‘Overdale Quarry’.

DCC Accessory Access fitted under the layout and folded up out of the way
DCC Accessory Access fitted under the layout and folded up out of the way

Here the DCC Accessory Access is folded down ready for fitting the Lenz LS150
Here the DCC Accessory Access is folded down ready for fitting the Lenz LS150

If there is enough interest I might make them available to buy.

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