Best place to put n gauge power track

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Best place to put n gauge power track

Postby JamesNewbie » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:38 am

where is the best place to put n gauge power track? the "mainline" (ive got a half loop layout) or the sidings

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Re: Best place to put n gauge power track

Postby b308 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:04 am

The old advice used to be on the mainline at the toe of a point.

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Re: Best place to put n gauge power track

Postby JamesNewbie » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:45 am

so point first or power track first??

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Re: Best place to put n gauge power track

Postby luckymucklebackit » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:10 pm

Best done as a diagram I think as the word First does not accurately describe the best practise


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Re: Best place to put n gauge power track

Postby Bramshot » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:22 am

But if you have IRJ’s in your points you would also need more power connections to the siding and the straight on as shown in that diagram, unless straight on is part of a loop that connects back to the LHS where the power connections is shown.

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Re: Best place to put n gauge power track

Postby JamesNewbie » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:25 am

what are IRJ'S?

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Re: Best place to put n gauge power track

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:31 am

Insulating Rail Joiners, If you are using dead frog points you do not need them as they are self isolating, it sounds as though you are completely new to the hobby so I would suggest having a thorough read of this website

http://www.brian-lambert.co.uk/Electrical.html (Brian posts on here)

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Re: Best place to put n gauge power track

Postby b308 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:36 am

Also the sponsor of this forum, New Railway Modellers has some useful advice on not just the electrics but baseboards, etc.:

http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/track.htm

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Re: Best place to put n gauge power track

Postby Bramshot » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:48 pm

JamesNewbie wrote:what are IRJ'S?


Sorry, I must have crossed you with someone else where IRJ’s were bring discussed in another thread, so I assumed you would know what they were!


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