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DCC wiring for the beginner

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DCC wiring for the beginner
Posted by surveyor sam on Friday, January 05, 2018 4:28 PM

First, thanks to all who answered my first post.  I need to be more specific.  This is a 4x8 home layout, connected loop inside a loop with 2 spurs.  A total of 6 turnouts that I plan to throw by hand with sprung ground throws.  My main questions are concerning wiring the turnouts.  I have Atlas insulfrog turnouts.  I think I understand the concept of track bus and feedeer wires, now its attaching all this.  Thanks again for the input.

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Posted by rrinker on Monday, January 08, 2018 11:32 AM

 You don't have to worry about specifics of where feeders go with Atlas turnouts. I actually made sure each of my Atlas turnouts had feeders on all 3 legs, and it resulted in very reliable operation. You can never have too many feeder drops (well, it might get silly after a while), but you definitely can have too few.

                                   --Randy

 


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