I'm planning on adding Atlas' new and improved turntable (#6999) to my layout.  I just had a quick question about powering the whisker tracks.  How would you guys recommend powering each of them.  I'm running Legacy and DCS three rail.  I know Atlas has 10" straight terminal track sections with the wire connectors on the side or you can buy the terminal track joiners (#6090).  My only concern with using the terminal track joiners is with DCS, that joiner only connects to one outer and one middle rail.  I know DCS uses both outer and middle rails to send and receive signals  Does DCS need to send the signals to both outer rails?  If that is the case, using the terminal track joiners wouldn't work.  On the other hand, the 10" straight terminal track would be easier to connect.  What would you guys recommend?  Any other recommendations?

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J.R.  — I use the Atlas terminal joiners on my whisker tracks(only one outer track & middle track connections) with no problems with DCS, LEGACY/TMCC, Conventional operation.

 

 

 

Craig

Member TCA, LCCA, LOTS, TTOS

Owner "South Fork Railroad"

W&W posted:

J.R.  — I use the Atlas terminal joiners on my whisker tracks(only one outer track & middle track connections) with no problems with DCS, LEGACY/TMCC, Conventional operation.

 

 

 

Thanks Craig!  That's probably the route I'll go then.  I plan on using a power distribution board and run a single pole, single throw switch between the board and the whisker track to be able to turn each one on and off.

jroc747 posted:
W&W posted:

J.R.  — I use the Atlas terminal joiners on my whisker tracks(only one outer track & middle track connections) with no problems with DCS, LEGACY/TMCC, Conventional operation.

 

 

 

Thanks Craig!  That's probably the route I'll go then.  I plan on using a power distribution board and run a single pole, single throw switch between the board and the whisker track to be able to turn each one on and off.

I control each whisker with a toggle switch.

Craig

Member TCA, LCCA, LOTS, TTOS

Owner "South Fork Railroad"

W&W posted:
jroc747 posted:
W&W posted:

J.R.  — I use the Atlas terminal joiners on my whisker tracks(only one outer track & middle track connections) with no problems with DCS, LEGACY/TMCC, Conventional operation.

 

 

 

Thanks Craig!  That's probably the route I'll go then.  I plan on using a power distribution board and run a single pole, single throw switch between the board and the whisker track to be able to turn each one on and off.

I control each whisker with a toggle switch.

Who makes the toggle switch and where can I get it?

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