Turnout Wiring

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Mem160
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Turnout Wiring

Post by Mem160 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:28 pm

Is it necessary to wire electrofrog turnouts? In the past I have placed insulated rail joiners on the trailing end to prevent shorts. Is this a reliable method? I have a couple of Hi-Rail track cars I would like to play with and I hear they won't run on insulfrog turnouts. This is correct, right? If I use curved turnouts, sometimes it is Walthers, code 83. They are said to be "DCC Safe". I presume that means they are insulfrog turnouts. I am considering replacing them with Code 100 Shinohara if I have to and use transition joiners. Reliability is much more important to me than simplicity, but that said I am not an electronics or wiring guru. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

- Mark

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