Introduction

LocoNet is Digitrax’s network communication protocol for their railroad products.

Making LocoNet Cables

Cables are easy to make and are much cheaper too. To do this I’ll need:

Crimp tool for RJ12, RJ12 is a 6 conductor cable.

Plugs these form the connectors for the cable

Cable preference for flat telephone-type cable. I wanted solid but that seems to be hard to find.

Test tool for making sure cables are built correctly

Voltmeter has the basic set of measurements.