Use of P1 to replace worn DCC controller?

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  • Thank you @kwinn I need to read up on how AC works.

    It seems I was wrong about the trains needing 30vac at the tracks. And I think I can jury-rig something to drive an h-bridge. I am reading through the NMRA standards and I see this:
    In no case should the peak amplitude of the command control signal exceed +/- 22 volts. The minimum peak value of the NMRA digital signal needed to provide power to the decoder shall be +/-7 volts measured at the track. Digital Decoders intended for "N" and smaller scales shall be designed to withstand a DC voltage of at least 24 volts as measured at the track. Digital Decoders intended for scales larger than "N" shall be designed to withstand a DC voltage of at least 27 volts as measured at the track.
    I misread my supply for the Bachmann remote. It gives 16vac, not dc. My multimeter reads 22vac from it. I shall hunt down a 15vdc wall-wart supply.
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