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Modelling Tip Of The Day – 4

Modelling Tip Of The Day – 4

Modelling Tip Of The Day – 4

This Modelling Tip Of The Day is a new article series, in which we’ll be posting a modelling tip that may be of use to the newbie right up to the seasoned modeller.

Today’s tip is:

Wiring Colour Coding

Keeping your wiring colour coded is essential on your layout. It makes fault finding & wiring up the track, accessories much easier. A good way is to use red & black wires for the track, or if running for example two parallel tracks wire one track up with red & black wires & the other track yellow & Blue.

I speak from experience having been asked to help a fellow modeller with a wiring issue on his layout, only to find he’d used the same colour wire for all his layout wiring!!

For point motors use orange, green, white wires. There is no fast & hard rule as to which colours you should use, but choose your own colour system & stick to it! It’ll help in the long run with any wiring fault finding issues in the future.

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  1. Tellem_Noot

    Absolutely agree, I found by purchasing decent lengths of multicore wire i.e. 10/12 core you get a super array of colours in one cable, can be stripped down as required .

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