I decided to re-work my layout ( track screwed to plywood, with lots of accessories and no sceanery) and replace all my O42 curves with O-72 and O-96 curves. I am alco replacing the O-42 K-line switches with O-72 K-line switches on my main lines.
I have just gotten enough track in place with the necessary fitter sections cut, and now it seems that some of these switches seem to short the track power when haveyweight passinger cars go over them. but others do not have this problem. Is this a problem with these switch tracks?
FYI, all my track is sectional, a mix of super K, shadow rail, and wide radius Super snap curves. I find that the plastic ties do not transmit as much sound as the traditional Lionel type all steel tubuler track. I have used regular tubuler track for most fitter sections because it costs less, and when making transiton to or from super snap sections I don't have to cut away all the additional ties which are on the super k style track Maybe half of the track was purchased used, but mostly in excellent condition.
Layout is U shaped, the bottom of the U is 4 by 16 feet with one leg 20 by 8 feet and the other 12 by 6 feet.
What can you suggest?