RE: [z_scale] capacitor for Marklin #8590
I have never put a capacitor on any of my feeder tracks (they are all hand
made with wires soldered to the underside of the rail - I like the way it
looks much better)
I believe the capacitor probably has something to do with RF (radio
frequency) interference problems, so Marklin probably puts them in to comply
with government regulations. Unless you have an FCC inspector living next
door to you, I do not think it will matter.
Anyone else have a different read on it? (like maybe all of my locomotives
will explode from some rogue electrical wave the capacitor would have
From: zscale@... [mailto:zscale@...]
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2000 7:15 PM
Subject: [z_scale] capacitor for Marklin #8590
Anybody know what the capacitance value is for the capacitor on a
Marklin #8590 feeder track? I still need to acquire a half-dozen of
these feeders, but my local Z dealer rarely has more than one in
stock at a time. So I thought I'd just make some feeders myself.
Z: model railroading on a smaller scale.