Re: Offset Rail Gapping

thomasmclae
 

the reason for gaping both rails is to prevent current/power/signals from one block to another.
There is momentary shorts between blocks as metal wheels (Or Locos) cross the gaps.
These are usually handled fine, but offset gaps extend the short times for Locos and lit coaches/cabooses.
The only reason to stagger gaps is mechanical, and if you need to do this, your technique needs to be revised.
Thomas
DeSoto, TX

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