So a newbie and I have had 2 Lionel chief starter sets around the Christmas tree. The Polar Express and Christmas Train. This year grandkids wanted to set up a much larger track around the living room for the Polar Express set. It will be roughly 500 inches of fast track using mostly 30 inch sections and O36 corners. In reading through posts I see I may need to run power drops to roughly every 6th track. Since this is basically one big square thinking I would just run 14 guage stranded wire from a power bus under the track and solder them on. Do I also need to add jumpers between tracks as well??? Or just do the jumpers only? This will be on the carpet around living room so only for the holidays. For power I figured the wall power that camewith the sets would not be adequate so I did purchase a Rail King Z1000 for power.
Thanks for any advice and directions.