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Tip Of The Day – 61

Modelling Tip Of The Day – 60

This Modelling Tip Of The Day is an ongoing 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:

Track Tester

Locating an electrical fault on trackwork can sometimes be very frustrating. One handy tool to make fault finding easier is the Train-Tech TT1 Track Tester. This handy little tool works on both DCC & the traditional DC controlled layouts.

The Train-Tech track tester works on the following scale track work: OO, HO, TT, N. It enables one to quickly test for DCC or DC power as well as helping to locate faults at track joints and points etc. It’s very simple & easy to use, just place it on your track & the multicolour LED will display Orange for DCC power and Red or Green for DC power. The colour indicating the + or – polarity (train direction) of the rails is shown on the tester.

It can be used for testing regular track as well as pointwork in which, problems with pointwork frogs & blade switches will be clearly shown. It’s recommended that the track work should be clean as dirty track could result in the Track Tester not making a proper connection or work properly.

Train-Tech adds a caution note: Make sure you always put the Track Tester in line with the rails as shown because if twisted you could bypass a component and damage the LED.

No batteries are needed for this tester tool & works straight from the track power.

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  1. ClaytonCanuk

    Invaluable piece of equipment.

    • Iain

      Very handy bit of kit.

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