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Author Topic: Kato Manning Oaks  (Read 481 times)

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Kato Manning Oaks
« on: March 04, 2017, 06:22:38 PM »
Kato Manning Oaks

I have a plan (of sorts) more details to follow.

If one wanted to build this layout using Kato track for DCC then I assume that it would be necessary
to add uni-joiners in every siding and the three right hand curved section as well as the ones
indicated by an X on the plan

Also does one set the Kato turnout screws to ‘Non Routing’ ?
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Re: Kato Manning Oaks
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2017, 08:18:44 PM »
Kato points

the #4 points/turnouts have a problem with the labelling of the screws

the #6 points work out of the box.

you don't have to power the  spurs, and can use the points to provide/switchpower, but it can be done anytime if you put the power feed unijoiners in when setting it up.

the 4-way X needs power both sided as shown. (which track s/w is this??)

it can all be done on a plain board to prove concept - track simply laid on the board. cables can be routed with the aid of a hole punch to nibble a hole on each side of a track segment! or cover the board with green foam underlay sheets( for wood floors) and cut a channel in them.

when it looks ok, and runs well, you may think about something more permanent ( or you may be happy there..)

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