Re: Staging yard wiring question


thanks, Steve, for the sanity check.  That's what I thought, but...  So the only reason I might run separate runs is if I want to provide the flexibility to split the yard across two boosters at some point in the future.

I'll probably wire 6 and 6, then, just in case.


On 6/21/2021 3:38 PM, Steve Haas wrote:
I have a 12-track staging yard. . . . . . . . However, respecting the second bus wire for each track back rail, is there anything that prevents that wire being common to several/all of the tracks? I.e. could I wire, in the extreme, all 12 back rails to one common bus feed? I had already assumed I'd run a wire for each track, but it occurs to me that that may be excessive. <<<<
Nothing at all to prevent you from using a "common" bus for the other rail on each of those tracks.

If you think about it, whether you install a second "block" bus for that other rail or tie them all together to a single block bus for the yard the logical flow of electricity is the same.

I'd run that common "block" bus down the middle of the yard, six tracks on one side, six tracks on the other - will reduce the overall length of the individual track feeders.

Best regards,


Steve Haas
Snoqualmie, WA



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