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Re: [z_scale] Re: help with wiring

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  • Randy Smidt
    It sounds like heat kinks in the track aren t just a problem for big trains, too. The recent Amtrak wreck (on CSX track) was nearly in my back yard. Randy
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 2 9:55 PM
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      It sounds like heat kinks in the track aren't just a problem for big
      trains, too. The recent Amtrak wreck (on CSX track) was nearly in my
      back yard.

      Randy Smidt
      Washington, DC Z-Bend Track

      jmac_han wrote:

      > Hi Karin,
      >
      > To be perfectly honest, I got the best wiring info from an old
      > Kalmbach Publishing manual called "Wiring Made Easy". It dealt with
      > HO and O scales for the most part. For my money the Atlas wiring
      > manual that you refer to will do fine for Marklin and any other
      > sectional track. The scale is not all that important.
      >
      > The main issue to remember is to add feeder wires every 3 feet or so
      > along main lines and to make sure that the track gauge hasn't changed
      > where you have soldered wires to the rails. The heat can melt ties
      > and allow the rail separation to change.
      >
      > It was a pleasure meeting you in Ft. Lauderdale.
      >
      > Happy Railroading,
      > Jeffrey
      >
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