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Before I get into block detection, I should warn you that it is neither cheap nor easy. While there are reasonably priced solutions on the market and relative easy ways of implementation, the shear fact that you will probably need a lot of detectors and will likely need to program a computer, keeps block detection from being in the cheap and easy category.
You will have a lot to think through and organize. If programming a computer isn't your thing, block detection may be beyond your reach. Block detectors are offered in two basic ways. One is a complete unit that detects a train and reports back to your control system.
The other way is block detector modules that detect the train but do not report back to your control system. They require additional circuitry to send their output to your signaling system or whatever else you want to do with their output.
This extra circuitry is included with some rail switch control modules. Both have their advantages and I use both. The multi-detector module I use in my hidden yards where I have lots of tracks to detect.
The individual detectors are good for where you have a long stretch of track where you only want one or a few detectors. They can be used in conjunction with a rail switch controller for a nearby passing track.
Or you may use them with such a controller when you need a few more detectors than a multi-detector might have to avoid buying another whole multi detector.
You should buy these now and install them now as you build your railroad. I had only partially installed block detectors as I built my railroad. They, of course, cost money and it was slowing down wiring progress. But then one day, I discovered that the block detectors I was using were obsoleted by the manufacturer.
The new block detectors required a little different wiring.
I will discuss how to wire them to your current wiring in the track wiring section of this web page. They are really simple. For the Digitrax detector, connect one end to the track and the other end to your bus or sub-bus.
It may be possible to mix the single detector modules from several manufacturers. I will be looking into this "one of these days. Digitrax information on wiring block occupancy. Blocks Between Towns If you are fotunate enough to have at least a few feet betwen each of your towns, considering putting in at least two, or ideally three, blocks between those towns.
This is for your dispatcher's sanity during operating sessions. When your road crews are switching towns, they will occuassionally need "track and time" on the mainline.
If road crews are in adjacent towns, having several blocks between towns will allow track and time without "cornfield meets" collisions.
How long should these blocks be? You probably already cringing figuring you don't have this much space on your layout. I know my layout is fairly spacious, but I don't have much space between towns, either. Each of these town spacing blocks don't need to be the full length of a train.
Consider making them a few feet long. But if you are a club with a sizable layout, give this some thought. Detecting Trains and Rolling Stock. Block detection usually requires some sort of load to be placed across the tracks.
This can be a locomotive, a lighted caboose or passenger car, or a car with a resistor installed between the wheels. The back of this train, nearly the entire observation car, located in Block 1 would not be detected.Evaluating the Effectiveness of Wildlife Detection and Observation Technologies at a Solar Power Tower Facility Evaluating the Effectiveness of Wildlife Detection and Observation Technologies at a Solar Power Tower Facility With the scale and brightness of solar power towers, new detection and observation techniques can help .
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Before I get into block detection, I should warn you that it is neither cheap nor easy. While there are reasonably priced solutions on the market and relative easy ways of implementation, the shear fact that you will probably need a lot of detectors and will likely need to program a computer, keeps block.