Where can I learn how to correctly wire a Z train layout?

Question by Zbum: Where can I learn how to correctly wire a Z train layout?
I have a large layout and it has been wired but I’m not sure I have the best wire job I could have. Now I have time and want to do it correctly.

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Answer by Steven D
Here’s the basics published by Kalmbach / Model Railroader.
http://kalmbachcatalog.stores.yahoo.net/12207.html

Lucky you! My trains are still packed from the westward move! Model railroading lasts a lifetime.

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[TGV] Dance with the electric wire.

High speed trains and highlight on the catenary work. Location : -LGV Lyon/Paris LN1 between Civrieux and Chaneins. (High speed part between Lyon and Macon). – West of Massilly, ( Town far north of Macon). Pleins phare sur le travail de la caténaire avec des trains à grande vitesse. Lieux: -LGV Lyon/Paris, LN1 entre Civrieux et Chaneins ( entre Lyon et Macon). -Ouest de Massilly (Village au grand nord de Macon).

how do I wire an electric train switch?

Question by ccmrider2003: how do I wire an electric train switch?
I am using the EZ track system, the switches have 3 wires, do I just use a single pole double throw toggle switch

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Answer by holden.shores
Are just using one power pack? I’m not entirely sure but I think that two of those wires hook in to the extra connections on the pack. For an exact answer you might want to ask this question on the website below, the modelers there should definitely be able to help you out.

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how do you wire a horn relay on a lionel train alco diesel locomotive?

Question by jponce_3: how do you wire a horn relay on a lionel train alco diesel locomotive?
i’m trying to wire a battery run horn relay in a lionel diesel alco locomotive that had a horn at one time.

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Answer by Ben H
Looking on the side of the horn relay, at the top, you should see three solder tabs.

The one closest to the relay body goes to the horn.

The center contact gets the wire off of the e-unit(which is in turn connected to the center rail pickup roller).

The outer most contact is connected to the relay coil.

Also, the bottom contact from this stack should be grounded to the locomotive frame.

Here are some quick snapshots of the service manual wiring diagram and of the 2032 chassis I was working on earlier, in case my explanation hasn’t made any sense.

http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee204/ben10ben/IMG_0605.jpg

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http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee204/ben10ben/IMG_0610.jpg

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