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Isolating tracks.

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:32 pm
by DavidTheMad
I hope someone can help me out with some tips on wiring the track. I want to have all 6 tracks in my fiddle yard capable of being switched individually yet my brain can't work out whether it is safe to use the Straight Isolating Track (R-030) with the risks entailed in soldering to those tracks, or whether it is to attempt to make the points as "dead frogs" types and then use switches to get the power through them? Hope you can help me.

David

Re: Isolating tracks.

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:08 pm
by DavidTheMad
The plan is to have 3 tracks running clockwise and 3 tracks running counter-clockwise, giving a choice between 6 trains to run on the main lines.

And I have FINALLY modified one of the old DC beige controllers into a PWM with a return delay of 25 seconds rather than the standard 5 seconds. I am hoping this will add a bit more realism on the end to end lines.

If it all works out I will have 4 trains running independently at any one time!

Cheers

David