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Where To Put Insulated Rail Joiners, Frog and Switch Turnouts

Ross H has this question for blog contributors:

“I have a reasonably small layout which I am wiring for DC operations. I am including blocks to leave engines when not in use. What I’m not sure of is where to position the insulated rail joiners in conjunction to the switch turnouts. Will the placement of the insulated joiner affect the placement of the switch turnouts and frog? Am I right in having the switch on the mainline or approaching block? What else do I need to know please?”

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4 Responses to Where To Put Insulated Rail Joiners, Frog and Switch Turnouts

  • phil johnsonsays:

    You’ll want to place your insulated rail joiners on the frog side of the turnout.

  • David Stokessays:

    Check the back of the Peco packaging = it is all made clear there, but as Phil says, the insulated joiner or gap goes to the frog end. Put gaps in both rails of the frog.

  • Raysays:

    Why would you even bother!! Change the whole lot to DCC you will find a whole new world will open up to you.

  • don jenningssays:

    Brest thing you can do is to purchase a book on laying track, which will have curves and track turnouts , and read the information. Donj

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