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Offline John Loader  
#1 Posted : 10 January 2019 14:18:04(UTC)
John Loader

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Joined: 03/01/2019(UTC)
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Location: England, Wensleydale
I understand the two wires to the track but why do they then terminate in a black box that then has the power wires to the controller. Makes hiding wires difficult. Sorry my first Z gauge layout. Rail connectors aargh too but I have it all mostly working
Offline cookee_nz  
#2 Posted : 11 January 2019 18:27:25(UTC)
cookee_nz

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Joined: 31/12/2010(UTC)
Posts: 2,873
Location: Paremata, Wellington
Originally Posted by: John Loader Go to Quoted Post
I understand the two wires to the track but why do they then terminate in a black box that then has the power wires to the controller. Makes hiding wires difficult. Sorry my first Z gauge layout. Rail connectors aargh too but I have it all mostly working


Hi John, welcome

Can you add a photo of the 'black box' or part number?

Cheers

Cookee
Wellington
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Offline Bahner  
#3 Posted : 11 January 2019 20:08:02(UTC)
Bahner

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Joined: 18/11/2017(UTC)
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Location: California, East Bay
Originally Posted by: John Loader Go to Quoted Post
I understand the two wires to the track but why do they then terminate in a black box that then has the power wires to the controller. Makes hiding wires difficult. Sorry my first Z gauge layout. Rail connectors aargh too but I have it all mostly working


I believe that you referring to the black plastic part on the track piece that the wires run into, correct? That piece is for radio/TV interference suppression.

My current layout has two of these.that will be buried under a removable mountain so they'll be out sight.
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Offline Crazy Harry  
#4 Posted : 12 January 2019 21:01:47(UTC)
Crazy Harry

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Joined: 18/11/2008(UTC)
Posts: 278
Location: Oakville, Ontario
Originally Posted by: Bahner Go to Quoted Post
I believe that you referring to the black plastic part on the track piece that the wires run into, correct?That piece is for radio/TV interference suppression.

My current layout has two of these.that will be buried under a removable mountain so they'll be out sight.


I also believe he is referring to the connection track, see Marklin 8590 for a picture. There is an RF interference component built into to this piece (underneath).

As Bahner suggested: hide the track connector in a mountain.

The only other option is soldering wires directly to the track or joiners (a little fiddly in Z scale). Direct connection does not give any RF interference protection, but is that really still an issue in today's digital TV and Radio age?

Cheers,

Harold.
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