what is a feeder track?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by prodigy2k7, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. prodigy2k7

    prodigy2k7 Member

    what is a feeder track?
  2. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    I think you might mean a feeder wire, thats when you have a single return wire running under your layout and the feeder wires attach it to your track. you use less wire doing it that way
  3. prodigy2k7

    prodigy2k7 Member

    so it gives power so your track right?
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Yes. Usually we use a short piece of thin wire so that it doesn't show so much. The resistance in a short wire isn't bad and there should normally be a few in the adjoining track sections so that there's some parallelism.
    There's a much heavier wire under the layout going to the power pack or the control panel.

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