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N Scale Kato Unitrack Feeders

Colin posted this question:

“I just spotted Marks question on Kato Unitrack, so thought I would ask – will 24 American Wire Gauge be suitable for track feeders if I keep them reasonably short?”

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4 Responses to N Scale Kato Unitrack Feeders

  • Mel Sloansays:

    I have a HO layout with solid 14 ga, for the main power source and solid 22 ga. for my track feeders and I use suitcase connectors which makes connections a snap. My feeders are about 12″ long.

    Solid wires are easier to shape and line up to the rails for soldering then stranded.

  • Dale Arendssays:

    Sure, 24 gauge wire for feeders should be fine. I ran my entire N gauge layout using 24 gauge feeders every 24 inches along the track. I kept the feeder length to 8 inches and never saw a problem (from the wiring).

  • Herveysays:

    24 ga. is getting pretty small. I use 18 ga. Do yourself a favor and use a larger wire size.

  • Charlessays:

    If you tin the wires before soldiering to the rails, it will make it easier.

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