Installing Turnouts

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by billwv, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. billwv

    billwv Member

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    Hi, Some advice, please.

    I'm getting ready to lay track on my shelf layout -- HO, DCC.

    I'm using PECO Insul Frog turnouts. I am trying to decide if it is necessary/desirable to solder flexible feeders to the bottom of the point rails.

    In the past -- 10 yrs ago -- my experience with Atlas Turnouts was that the point rails always caused pickup problems. However, I see that these turnouts seem very well constructed and solid.

    Do I need the feeders, or is it overkill? What do you guys do?

    Thanks,

    Bill
  2. Connor

    Connor Member

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    I wouldn't think you would need to with the peco turnouts, as you said, they're very well constructed and very solid and reliable.
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    With Peco Insulfrogs, I would do any feeding from beyond the frog. The connection from the frog rails to the points is pretty solid and you wouldn't have to worry about the contact.
    I would not do this with Electrofrog.
  4. billwv

    billwv Member

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    Thanks for the advice/comments.

    What I will do is make sure each rail is feed from beyond the frog. That should be sufficient.

    Thanks

    Bill