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Hi all
I have been reading with interest on another forum the topic of whether of not the power bus (which also carries the DCC data signals) should/can be wired under the layout as a ring or radial circuit. Searching the internet I can't find any reference to ring circuits being used anywhere, as they all refer to radial power buses.

Will any short circuit currents be better and fast returning via a ring or a radial bus
Will the data on the power bus be best served by a radial or ring circuit?

So, is a DCC ring bus advisable or is it to be the radial or perhaps it just doesn't matter?
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Poliss, if new DCC modellers have trouble understanding 'bus' & "radial', etc, then they would be better off purchasing a basic book on DCC such as the one by Ian Morton - Aspects of Modelling - Digital Command Control.
It is aimed at the newcomer to the hobby & I even purchased one last month when I converted to DCC even though I have been exposed to it for about 2 years.
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