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I see from the Peco instructions that they suggest connecting all track ends to adjacent rails using insulated joiners.

 

I can't see why that is necessary. The two long outer rails will always be the same polarity and so clearly their ends would be joined via normal fishplates?

 

I have a long ladder on my layout comprising several slips in a row. Each slip will be utilising an output from an ADS8 decoder with the frogs switched accordingly and the adjacent rails joined with a combination of insulated and normal fishplates per above.

 

That should be fine? Or am I missing something?

 

Thanks

 

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I think the instructions cover a DC layout where there are different switchable sections. May also cover DCC where you might have multiple boosters. On my layout with a single DCC booster, I have used IRJs only on the frog rails, and on those outer rails where required due to connection to other turnouts.

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7 hours ago, Kallaroonian said:

 

I see from the Peco instructions that they suggest connecting all track ends to adjacent rails using insulated joiners.

 

I can't see why that is necessary. The two long outer rails will always be the same polarity and so clearly their ends would be joined via normal fishplates?

 

I have a long ladder on my layout comprising several slips in a row. Each slip will be utilising an output from an ADS8 decoder with the frogs switched accordingly and the adjacent rails joined with a combination of insulated and normal fishplates per above.

 

That should be fine? Or am I missing something?

 

Thanks

 

 

No, you should be fine as you are.

 

Outer rails connected to adjacent rails and only the frogs insulating joiners and switched.

 

Best of luck.

 

Dave

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On 14/10/2020 at 19:08, dasatcopthorne said:

 

No, you should be fine as you are.

 

Outer rails connected to adjacent rails and only the frogs insulating joiners and switched.

 

Best of luck.

 

Dave

 

I have just realised there could be a problem here. Where I said outer rails joined to adjacent rails, this doesn't work if any adjacent rail is a switched frog. If it it you will need an insulating joiner here.

 

Sorry.

 

Dave.

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