Rewiring UCS controlers

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June 1, 2012 2:45 PM

Hi,

 

   I plan on using a few UCS sections on my layout but I an not sure where the placement of my controlers will be in relation to the UCS sections.  So I was thinking about just buying a few UCS sections and controlers from my LHS and just wire them up once I know their exact placement.  My question with doing this is, is there anything in particular that I need to be  aware of when attaching the wiring to the controler?  I am assuming that I would have to solder the wires inside the controler.

 

  As always, thank you very much for your time and information.

 

    Kevin Coyle

 
 
 
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June 1, 2012 2:57 PM

Probably the easiest thing to do would be to extend the wiring that attaches to the track section...Get your self some 4 conductor flat wire for this and make sure your connectons are such that they don't touch one another.  Heat shrink tubing is good for this.   I would not make the connection at the controlller, that becomes more of a job...

 

Marty

 
 
 
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June 1, 2012 3:04 PM

There is a simple pattern to the wiring. Inside the controller left to right goes into the tabs bottom to top. Run the wire to your track section and connect them to the terminals left to right. If the section works backward, just switch the wires at the track section and make them right to left.

 

Gandy

 
 
 
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June 1, 2012 5:41 PM

I have done this on the Lionel track with the controller attached.  The 6-12746 UNCPLR UNLDR - PW O-27 - TUBULAR.  I placed the track as you plan, then put some allowed for some wire to go under the layout and put white paint on one side of the 4 wire flat wire before I cut it. this way I would be able to match which wire went with which when I re hooked it up. I then followed what has been posted above, i.e., extend the wire from the track to where the controller will be placed, then hook up again using grey wire nuts to secure the connection. Just keep the wires separate at that point.  The advice about not messing with the controller is good advice.

 

Ralph

 
 
 
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June 1, 2012 8:12 PM

Here's an O/O27 UCS/RCS Maintenance Manual, it has all the wiring information.

 

TCA, North Penn O-Gaugers, MTH ASC Certified Technician

Super-Chuffer @ Henning's Trains

 

Nothing is so easy as the job you imagine someone else doing.

 
 
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June 1, 2012 11:27 PM

Hi,

 

   Thank you all for your information.

 

 

   Kevin

 
 
 
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June 2, 2012 7:13 AM

When I wire UCS tracks, I only run the two control conductors between the track and controller. I run the two power conductors directly to my power source.

I use the two remaining (power) terminals on the UCS tracks to add extra feeders.

In fact, on one loop, all track power is currently fed in through my UCS tracks.

 
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