Hi Mike, Yup, we'er all in a 12 step RR insanity recovery group. However I am not too sure recovery is really the goal.
Possibly you may not have seen some of my earlier photos. My wiring is only for track power. I started the wiring project before actually having a battery powered R/C loco.
IF I HAD A BATTERY R/C LOCO AT THE VERY BEGINNING, THIS POST WOULD NOT HAPPEN.
My basement is Tee shaped with 200' linear feet of walls from which my benchwork is hug.
My RR started out as a dual powered DC and AC pike with multiple blocks along the various mainlines and siding. It is on five levels with 2 and 3 rail track. There are a lot of passing sidings and about 87 sidings with bumpers and somewhere North of 100 switches with five TTs and several finger modules jutting out into the room. When one has a busy main panel and several sub panels with 100+ toggle switches, trust me, you will be happy that there are different colored wires for any service work.
My turnouts are either hand thrown with slide switches for frog polarity, red caboose, or fingers. Others are sprung, wheel thrown or Tortoise. My Tortoise are locally thrown. I do have a couple cases of Tortoise switches languishing i8n storage but hand thrown action provides more involvement which I prefer. Besides old compromised B.M.I. portly 0 scalers can use more activity.
Photos available upon request.