Mountain wrote:8vchris wrote:Mountain wrote:Things are progressing well by the look of it.
Is a good idea to put insulated railjoiners in between both sets of crossover points. It makes sure there are no issues between the two controllers. Three sidings are a good idea. On the prototype the crossovers and the sidings would be trailing rather then facing (In other words trains would need to reverse over them which makes sure there is no possibility of a head on collision). However with us modellers we dont need to worry about passenger safety so we can use the most convenient way.
You will find that you will soon fill those sidings up and they will be most useful.
Painting the board prior to fixing the track is an excellent idea.
im hoping to run dcc and from what ive read i dont need rail joiners, unless ive got my wires crossed (pun not intended)?
You are correct. Is just my DC auto wiring coming into play. (Though I tend to wire DCC as DC but add the links needed to make it all live) as by zoning it off, fault finding is easier in theory. It will work fine as DCC without it).
I think I didnt read that right! I think he means he doesn't need insulating joiners.