This is all very helpful. I am working with Rich O and his son Luke in restoring a 4 level layout with about 250' of RealTrax and fifteen switches.
This is my first experience with RealTrax, so it's been a learning one. The layout is circa 2002\2003 with solid rail.
I have enough tracks feeds that I may be hiding some of these pesky tracks. Now I know what to look for when we have a track section that seems slightly annoying.
We are about to complete the 3rd reassembly and then power and test the switches. I have observed one that likes to spark. Thanks Bobby for the info and the cure.
We also had one with the rail height alignment issue. I just replaced it, but it may need to be used again. Found that fix on another thread.
Thanks again Same E., Bobby and all for sharing your experience.