Hello Forum; Over the holidays I spent a quality 6 hours on my layout wiring up my FT switches on my layout. I disconnected the wires from the controller switch, ran the wires, drilled the holes, reattached them, plugged in the power and nothing... very saddened.
I used track power on purpose... did not understand read (still do not) how to wire using fixed voltage. I need to start over.
Power - MTH Z4000
2 tracks - independently powered
bus wiring - 3 wires run for each track, power, ground and accessory
Question... Do I need to run one more bus wire for constant power? This will be for the aux. power I guess?
From the Mike Regan video on this, I think... that this is what I need to do? then something about run a wire from the switch to ??? the constant voltage wire?
My layout is a blank canvas now... the table is all cleared everything all disconnected track back in boxes.
If this is correct, then I will run two more wires - one for each track.
I will re-watch the MR video on the constant voltage
Look here to see if I've made any sense of this and you fine members say 'yes or no and here is what to do'
Paint my table top - part of the reason for removing track..
am I on the right track?