Installing Turnouts

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

  1. billwv

    billwv Member

    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?


  2. Connor

    Connor Member

    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.
  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    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

    Thanks for the advice/comments.

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



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