Denny Anspach <danspach@...>
On Jan 9, 2012, at 5:05 AM, WiringForDCC@yahoogroups.com wrote:
Not a good idea...at all. This will give you all sorts of problems, not the least of which is placing stress on the point assembly.Question to see how others fixed an issue. I have some Shinohara turnouts that are installed that have lost power to some of the point rails through the joiner. These did not have the modification that is shown on the website. These are ballasted turnouts so removing them is not an option.
Although I routinely jumper these rails on the bench from the underside of the turnout- with #29 tinned uninsulated wire- providing wide-enough "loops" in the jumpers so that point rail movement is not impeded, this can also still be done with the turnout in place, but this time with the jumper on top of the ties, disguised with ballast, etc.
This kind of fix is my "last resort" . It works well, is fast, and can be a very effective expedient.
Denny S. Anspach, MD