I made up a programming and test track for my DCC setup today. (well actually it is still drying) I used a scrap piece of 2x6 and three pieces of Atlas code 100 flex track as well as AMI instant roadbed to put it together I plan to have one track connected to my programming ports on my Digitrax Zephyr. Another connected to the normal running ports for testing locomotives and the third track will be a deads track for use in setting the coupler hieghts etc of rolling stock as well as a drying track for completed models. I set it up with the middle track having the Kadee coupler guage screwed down on the track at one end. I will be connecting up the tracks by soldering feeders to the rails and I may even use a junction block to wire it all to make it removable if needed. The nice thing is I can use this for a small off layout staging areas for trains as well. I will post some pics of it once the ballast glue dries. I used the AMI stuffwith sand on it but I wanted to seal it with a dillute glue mix.