KB271: Zephyr as a Throttle

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I have a Zephyr and a DB150.

How can I wire the two together so that the Zephyr acts as throttle and the DB150 supplies power?

At this this time I have only a single block.


The easiest way to handle this situation is to divide the railroad up into two power districts.

If one command station unit is more powerful than the other, then the area controlled by the weaker unit (in this case, the 2.5 Amp Zephyr) could simply be a single siding or engine terminal.

The Zephyr would then become a booster, supplying power to this small area and also still able to be used as a LocoNet throttle.

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