Re: Shinohara Turnout


Carl, David
When trying to maintain flexibility in situations like your points problem, I use 30ga solid wire-wrap wire, stripped with a wire-wrap tool to avoid nicks. It's usually available in 50 or 100 foot rolls, though i haven't bought any in eons. Jumpers around the joiners used for switch points are very easy to do, and the wire is easily painted with one of those newfangled paint markers. any brown or rust colour will do.
Current draw on the point rail is usually less than 1 amp, and usually you're only feeding one truck of a [diesel] locomotive, so the wire gauge is not a problem.

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