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Vinny

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« on: April 29, 2007, 05:12:34 PM »

I put together a layout with EZ track in N scale with an outside and inside oval connected with switches. I was told to put inulated rail joiners on the outside rail where the two switches meet. I hooked up a power pack to both ovals. I tried running the train to see if it would go into the inside oval and vice-versa but it stopped once it hit the switch. I was told by the guy at the local train store that as long as I have the same type of power pack and terminal, I should be fine. Any help is appreciated! Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2007, 06:14:51 PM »

Get a copy of The Complete Atlas Wiring Book -- All Scales -- Book # 12.

It has diagrams showing how to connect the two DC power packs to the rails so you do not reverse polarity and where to correctly place insulated rail joiners.

Or take a drawing of your layout to the model trains store and ask them for help.
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Vinny

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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2007, 06:17:11 PM »

That's exactly what I did and I only have 6 insulated joiners for the whole layout. I'm wondering if I need more at other points on the layout and where they should be.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2007, 06:40:16 PM »

Using two turnouts, you only need six insulated points using insulated joiners or gaps in rail.  Take your layout drawing back to the store for help.

If the N scale E-Z Track turnouts are power routing then they will need to be modified so they are all power.
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Vinny

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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2007, 09:15:41 PM »

They are all power routing. I have four switches on each side connecting both ovals plus an extra one on each side for a siding. That's 10 switches and a total of 6 insulated joiners. How do I modify the switches? Thanks for the advice!
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