I'm unsure which direction to take...
I have a layout that has a long aisle way running diagonally through it. I have a Z4000 and TIU + TMCC ...I've been happily developing the first half of the layout, but now it's time to get power and the DCS signal over to the other half of the layout. I do not want to create a tripping hazard across the carpeted floor by running wires across the aisle, so the only solution i can think of is run cabling along the wall, over the 2 doorways and down onto the other table.
The question i have is, can i use the power output of the 2nd handle of the Z4000 to the 2nd fixed output from the TIU, run that output out about 45ft to a power distribution block and then star out from there, plus also run an extra long (45ft) cable to 2nd AIU on the other table, ....OR do i need to invest in a 2nd transformer and TIU - install that on the other table - and then configure it all for SUPER TIU mode, which then negates any needs for lengthy table-to-table connections? From a budget perspective, the "long cable" solution is more palatable, but I don't know if that will work.
Does anyone have experience here on the length of run possible from the TIU power output to the power distribution block (star pattern from the block to track blocks on the 2nd table)? Also can i have a 2nd AIU 45ft distant from the first? Suggestions much appreciated.