Lockons for MTH RealTrax

How many lockons are required per foot of MTH Realtrax. I just assembled a 40 foot continuous oval layout, no crossovers etc. using DCS, Z1000 and TIU. In my old Lionel "O-27" days I would use one lockon per 6ft. Thanks

Original Post

At a minimum, i'd use 4. one at each of the ends(east/west),  and one at north/south. That way, the engine won't be more than 5 feet from a lockon. Realtrax if properly put together will have good connections from section to section, you'll just have to see if the engine slows down in between lockons. then add another lockon.

William Pickert "A day without trains is a day wasted"

  The High Plains 3 railers have been operating a 24 *14 foot module layout using Realtrax for the past 10 years . We use only 1 lockon on each loop. 

 Yes more would be better but if your having no problems who cares.

  See us on youtube ,search Boulder Train Show.




OGR Publishing, Inc.
33 Sheridan Road, Poland, OH 44514