Question #1: I am building a TMCC layout for the holidays using a couple of Ross #8 switches to make sidings off the main line. What is the formula for calculating the amount of "curve" one needs to get back to a parallel siding? Straights are too straight, and curves curve too much! I've heard flex track mentioned but know nothing about it. I'd like the siding to be around 4 to 5" CTC from the main line.
Question #2: If I use DZ2500 switch machines, is the function of the DZ1000 just to transfer data from the Legacy 990 to the switch machines? I'm assuming, one switch machine for each switch, and one "DZ1000" for the layout. Is that how it works?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,