Reply to "Stranded VS Solid Hook Up Wire"

Dan Padova posted:
Gregg posted:
Dan Padova posted:

On a small layout where no more than ten feet tops, of wire is needed to hook up accessories and track, does it really make a difference if the wire is stranded or solid.  I'm talking about 20 gauge wire.  

For one thing, solid wire lends itself more to traditional accessories.

 20 gauge is too small.  Go at least 16 gauge...

Whoa Nelly, 16 gauge, really ?  The wires that are supplied with almost all accessories can't be more than 22 gauge.  The longest wire lead won't be any more than ten feet, and that's if I run from one end to the other, which is very unlikely.     

  I'm thinking  about a" short circuit "to either the track or accessory..    20  gauge in my opinion is just tooo small.  I want something that will handle a little more current. 

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