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I recently purchase a Bachmann point to point reverse EZ track system. As I soon discovered it comes with only a 3 foot connecting cable between the track and the transformer. Does anyone know how I can extend the cable between the two. I have tried various audio cables that look like they might fit- although they fit, they do not work. I have written to Bachmann but have not heard back. Any ideas
 

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This is an automatic system where a trolley goes to the end of the
line then reverses and goes to the other end of the line over and over and
over. I could not find a listing for the manual so the conductors in the cable the
OP is asking about is unknown.

If someone has this system and knows the cable codes please do
respond.

Other wise, I would suggest cutting the cable...noting the wire
color codes, splicing in the length needed with available
wires. It's likely just a simple DC with end of the line sensors
and a relay or electronics that reverses the track polarity. Perhaps
there is a 'slowing' and 'acceleration' module included.

Don
 

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Have you thought about using an extension cord from the wall outlet?
 
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Have you thought about using an extension cord from the wall outlet?
The problem is not from the wall to the transformer- the problem is from the transformer to the track- it is only 3 feet- which is not long enough to get the transformer off of the train layout. I actually want the transformer with my other control items that are approximately 9 feet away. The other option is to move the reversing e-z track very close to control box for the rest of my train layout
 

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This is an automatic system where a trolley goes to the end of the
line then reverses and goes to the other end of the line over and over and
over. I could not find a listing for the manual so the conductors in the cable the
OP is asking about is unknown.

If someone has this system and knows the cable codes please do
respond.

Other wise, I would suggest cutting the cable...noting the wire
color codes, splicing in the length needed with available
wires. It's likely just a simple DC with end of the line sensors
and a relay or electronics that reverses the track polarity. Perhaps
there is a 'slowing' and 'acceleration' module included.

Don
Thanks Don,
I think you may be right- I was hoping for a simpler solution I suppose. Harold
 

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The problem is not from the wall to the transformer- the problem is from the transformer to the track- it is only 3 feet- which is not long enough to get the transformer off of the train layout. I actually want the transformer with my other control items that are approximately 9 feet away. The other option is to move the reversing e-z track very close to control box for the rest of my train layout
Isn't the whole purpose of this to be a "set it and forget it" operation? Once set up and programmed, do you need access to the controller? I'm not that familiar with the set, but it doesn't sound like it.

Just mount it under the table so that it's accessible if you need to make adjustments. You can wire a simple power switch over to your other controls.
 
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