I really appreciate everyones comments on this. I have just finished setting up a temporary loop with DCS to give all this a shot. I spent a couple days looking at Barry's Companion Guide and the Rich's OGR video as well as all your comments.
Right now it's a loop with one dead end siding. After getting familiar with the DCS remote, I checked the signal strength everywhere and it's a 10. I have 1 terminal block for ease of wiring and used a lighted bumper on the siding.
As I'm learning from all this, it's what works for each of us and there are usually more ways than one to be successful. I am using the OGR shielded 16 gauge wire as recommended.
And again, I have benefited tremendously from your help. This forum continues to be a great place to learn and share. Thank you very, very much, Terry