Portable NCE System

 

 I thought I would make a small portable system that could be easily transported, but would be "safe", no exposed connections, etc.

 

I started with the 2 amp PowerCab system, nice and compact. First it uses a small plate that takes the connection for the throttle, the power supply, and has the DCC track output:

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So far so good, but the NCE system is only 2 amps and about 12 volts, both too low for G scale.

So, I found an inexpensive 5 amp booster that will take track level voltages as input and would work at G scale voltages. Enter the Tam Valley booster. I found a nice small box at Michaels too. I've used translucent boxes to help people see what is inside.

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Using JST connectors for DCC input and output, and unplugging the power (old laptop power supply) lets the case close with no wires flopping around:

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Finally, the whole system is shown (without the 2 power supplies):

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