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DCC Concepts Powerbase

Postby kennyGWSR » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:55 pm

Hey guys, just a quick couple of questions, has anyone ever tried this gizmo and does it run on anologue control or just dcc?

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Re: DCC Concepts Powerbase

Postby Flashbang » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:16 am

kennyGWSR wrote:Hey guys, just a quick couple of questions, has anyone ever tried this gizmo and does it run on anologue control or just dcc?
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Neither or Either. I has nothing to do with the control system!
Its a steel strip thats laid under the track especially on inclines. Each loco has a magnet fitted underneath and the magnetic attraction to the steel strip gives extra added traction, good for running long trains up hill.
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Re: DCC Concepts Powerbase

Postby Bigmet » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:13 am

But you had better be careful to keep any and all loose small ferromagnetic objects away from your locos. PITA is the phrase that comes to mind, based on youthful experiences with 'magnahesion' on Triang locos. I'll stick with adding weight to the loco for greater traction.

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Postby kennyGWSR » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:14 pm

Okay thanks guys, think i may look into getting one :)
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Postby PeterH » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:41 pm

Although surely getting strips of cheaper magnetic material and a few magnets would do exactly the same thing yet cost a lot less money?
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Re: DCC Concepts Powerbase

Postby andrewk » Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:49 pm

A steel or iron strip under the track will do it, no need to pay big money for this part of the system.

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Postby PeterH » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:37 pm

Precisely. You could possibly get a load of offcuts from somewhere for even less.
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