Older Shinohara Turnout Confusion

Rick Beatty

Allan's page for wiring older Shinohara turnouts has two methods for making them DCC friendly and how to subsequently wire them.

There is also a short section that says you can try to use them unmodified out of the box and hope you don't have shorts.  (I am paraphrasing.)  That seems too simple compared to the major modifications in the other methods.

What am I missing here?  Is there more to the modifications than just avoiding a short?


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