Just getting back to my layout after a 4 year hiatus. Despite cleaning the track, I noticed what appears to be a drop off in voltage on a piece of track between two switches. I would like to add another lead to the bus from that track but the mainline is already glued down. I am wondering if anyone has been successful at drilling through Nickel Silver track and, if so, what type of bit did you use (titanium?). Just want to know before I try it. Sure hate to have to tear up track already in place. Don't remember why I did not put a feeder there since I was good at powering both sides of turnouts.
With the continuity issues on Atlas turnouts, I designed the layout purposely avoiding having switches next to each other. I always tried putting a piece of track between all turnouts with power and ground leads to the bus on them. As noted, I finished the mainline some time ago. However, now I am going to work on a yard and there are several turnouts in a row. What are others doing to assure power to those turnouts. Did you just use the Atlas terminal joiners between them all? I'd prefer soldered connection, but the turnouts seem a little fragile.