Cable Identification

JimmyB

JimmyB

Phase 1 complete, roll on Phase 2
23 Feb 2018
1,377
93
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Weston-super-Mare
My order from Rapid arrived last night, not quite what I was expecting (I was expecting a "ring") but more like a clip, but i am sure they are going to be quite suitable.

P. S. please to see this thread has drifted nicely on to "birds"!!
 
PhilP

PhilP

G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
5 Jun 2013
22,481
165
Tamworth, Staffs.
Possibly teaching you to 'suck eggs'.. - 'Bird' metaphor.. :)

ALWAYS..
Hold the cable in your right-hand, with the end to the left, when applying / reading your 'run-number'..
Each cable should have a unique number, and be numbered at both ends. - You *can* designate a 'decade' to (say) the main feed round your track; So '20' from controller to first distribution point, '21' to next etc. round the layout. You then leave any unused numbers (up to 29 in this example) for later expansion. You can also start at (say) '101', '102' .. For an area of the layout. - Say a station complex, or a goods yard. You know any '1nn' cable is used by something in that area then.
 
JimmyB

JimmyB

Phase 1 complete, roll on Phase 2
23 Feb 2018
1,377
93
65
Weston-super-Mare
Possibly teaching you to 'suck eggs'.. - 'Bird' metaphor.. :)

ALWAYS..
Hold the cable in your right-hand, with the end to the left, when applying / reading your 'run-number'..
Each cable should have a unique number, and be numbered at both ends. - You *can* designate a 'decade' to (say) the main feed round your track; So '20' from controller to first distribution point, '21' to next etc. round the layout. You then leave any unused numbers (up to 29 in this example) for later expansion. You can also start at (say) '101', '102' .. For an area of the layout. - Say a station complex, or a goods yard. You know any '1nn' cable is used by something in that area then.
PhilP the numbering regime is similar to what I am considering, including "spares" for future use and redundancy.