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Occupancy Detection DCC++ and JMRI

Kane posted this question:

“I surprised myself by getting DCC++ and JMRI working on my layout. Will current draw detection responding across the whole block be needed? I obviously want trains to pass into adjacent blocks, so would like to know the options I have. Thank you in advance.”

One Response to Occupancy Detection DCC++ and JMRI

  • The N-Scale Nerdsays:

    You’ll need some form of block/occupancy detection in order to do any automation, Kane.
    You then need to get that info into your DCC system, so the JMRI can then be used to do the automation.

    I’m currently exploring these options, too.
    It all comes at a cost per block

    DCC Concepts have just released this detector with the DCC interface built in.

    https://www.dccconcepts.com/product/legacy-models-intelligent-detector-single-pack/

    Digitrax also have the BDL168 if you’re into those products.

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