KB190: Case Study: PUTRA Kelana Jaya Rail Line - The Railroad (Part 2 of 5)

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The track plan of the model Kelana Jaya Rail Line is shown below:

Included in the model is the double track mainline with crossovers, two elevated stations with center platforms, one at-grade station with outside platforms and two underground stations, also with center platforms. The storage yard, maintenance yard and reversing loop at one end of the system and the four track stub terminal at the other end of the system are also modeled. The yard, station tracks, crossing loops and distances between stations are all scaled to hold trains no larger than three cars. The layout is designed to operate eight trains simultaneously under normal conditions. The layout was delivered without scenery or buildings. PUTRA plans to add models of the stations, platforms and maintenance buildings to achieve a more realistic look.

The model is installed in the training section of the PUTRA administration building at the maintenance facility in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Rolling stock consists of ten two car trains in AA configuration. Each car has its own decoder. Function 0 is used for forward white lights and reverse red lights on each end of the car. Function 1 operates indicator lights for opened doors on the right side of the car and function 3 operates indicator lights for opened doors on the left side of the car. The doors on the model cars do not actually operate like the prototype so, the lights are used to indicate the operation of the doors. There are also two powered B units each with its own decoder and door indicator lights. These B units are used to make up three car trains.

Part 2 of 5

Information originally included in The Digitrax Big Book of DCC.

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