Spur Question

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by hickstmj, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. hickstmj

    hickstmj Marcie

    I will be using blocks & two controllers for my track so two trains can run. The track plan I have does not isolate any of the spurs from the main line. Should I isolate them or is there a reason I should not isolate them?

    Thank you
  2. nkp174

    nkp174 Active Member

    The positive:
    -can store a complete train or locomotive in them if isolated

    The negative:
    -having to add the additional wires and block slider switch thingees.

    I prefer every siding to be isolated.

    If you were using a power routing turnout (such as Peco's electrofrog), it automatically handles it for you.
  3. hickstmj

    hickstmj Marcie

    Thank you nkp174. I think I will isolate them so I can park trains there.
  4. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    I second the motion. I've found that blocking the spurs has allowed operations to be a lot more interesting. A short local can hole up on a spur and I do use some for parking locos.

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