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Old 24-06-2018, 04:20 PM   #1
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Default Distance between power drops

I am using Peco track, OO gauge for my layout. What is the suggested distance between the power drops from the rails?

Track is in 3 foot lengths.
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Old 24-06-2018, 04:22 PM   #2
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Just put one set of droppers on each length of rail.
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Old 24-06-2018, 04:31 PM   #3
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Just put one set of droppers on each length of rail.
That's exactly what I have done.
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Old 24-06-2018, 04:44 PM   #4
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Every 3 feet?
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Old 24-06-2018, 04:53 PM   #5
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On every section of track. If your pieces of track are a foot long thatís droppers every foot. If the are two foot long every two feet etc. The distance doesnít matter just have droppers on every piece of track.
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Old 24-06-2018, 05:20 PM   #6
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Yup - even the shortest piece of track.
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P.S. and on those naughty point things.
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Old 24-06-2018, 06:06 PM   #8
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You can use tinned braid to join sections of track together, this allow for expansion ect but make for a very good conductor......Just don't get solder on the fishplate....
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As has been sugested don't get tied up with thinking of a set distance, the important thing is to ensure the joints do not create resistance so every piece of track should have its own power supply.

You can cut the odd corner by, for instance, if you have only a small gap to complete then you could solder a short length to the end of a piece of flexi-track but I wouldn't do this for more than a few centimeters.
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I haven't got any bus wire going round my layout. Just a single feed. It works okay, but it's all Hornby track and not Peco.
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