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hello everyone, im in the middle of laying out my yard. i am useing all Peco Insulfrog turnouts and i have used option one that recomended attaching a small wire from each stock rail to each closure rail. this eliminated the power routing effect i was haveing. my question is do i need to gap or insulate the yard leads and spur tracks? i klnow some people do this and they say its easier to trace down shorts. i am useing a NCE PHP with a 5 amp booster. so basically what im wondering is should i insulate all yard leads and sideings and then attach feeder wires to them? thanks!
-- steve manchester (email@example.com), October 17, 2004
Steve this very issue is discussed at some length on www.brmodelling.co.uk, most people seem to be of the opinion that insulfrog points need no extra attention. I could not personally say as I am only just starting my own dcc layout. The answers given though are often by people who run pro layouts, its worth a look. good luck Steve.
-- Steve Golden (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 31, 2004.