Monday, September 17, 2018

NCE bus connector for the PowerCab case

To connect the AUI board on the Greenly Northern, my office layout, I want to fork the NCE cab bus from the command station in a box to the layout without much effort. The easiest way to do that is to add a UTP panel to the setup.

Mark the cut-out on the side. Use a cut-off disk to cut through the outer layer and a keyhole saw for the hardboard and foam padding on the inside.

Install the UTP panel.

I used wood strips on the side, so that the screws have a little bit more depth to hold on to.

And done. The RCA connector on the right is for connecting layout power. The NCE PowerCab delivers only 2 amps layout power, so I didn't feel like I really need a hard-core modular connector for this setup. For test setups I can always make an adapter cable if the need arises.

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