Altamont and Blue Ridge Railway - Layout, Power, and Control Specifications 

Layout
Number of Power Districts - 6 (4 + 2 auto-reversing district)
Number of Power Blocks - 64
Number of Switches – 55
Track - Peco Code 55 flex
Switches – Peco (custom modified for DDC)
Switch machines – Tortoise
Turntable - Walthers 130' with DDC
Max Radius – 18”
Max grade – 2.5%
Wiring
Track Power Bus Wiring – 12AG stranded, insulated, max 25’
Track Power Feeders – 16AG stranded, insulated, max 3’
Track Power Dropper – 20AG tinned bus wire, max 4”
Control
Computer – Dell Inspiron 1501 –1G ram, 1.8 mhz, Windows XP-SP3
Interface –RR Circuits Loco Buffer UBS
Train Control Software – Fieiwald Software - Traincontroller Silver F7
Power – Digitrax – CS100 DCC Control Station and Booster, 5 amps
Power Management – 2 Digitrax – PS42 Quad Power Managers
Block Detection – 4 Digitrax  BDL168 Loconet Occupancy Detectors and 1 BD4 Occupancy Detector (for separate streetcar line)
Signal Control – 3 Digitrax SE8C Signal Decoders 
Stationary Decoders – 14 Digitrax - DS 64 Quad Stationary Decoders 
Mobile Decoders – Digitrax and Lenz - various
Sound
Control Software - Freiwald Software 4DSound
Computer Playback - ENCORE ENMAB-8CM 7.1 Channel USB Audio Box
Speakers – 7 - Gear Head Sp2600acb Powered 2.0 Desktop
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