Interesting lead post and follow up debate. I purchased a lot of RealTrax about 10 years ago for my Christmas Carpet Central Railway and labored with major league continuity problems from the beginning. I finally gave up on it and replaced it with Lionel Fastrack and I have good luck with it for about 6 years or so. I hope it continues.
I am always loathe to throw things away so I kept the old RealTrax. I think I will pull it out and work in this new fix to see if it will cure my old RealTrax woes. Its always good to have a backup track system available.