I just started my first permanent layout and attempting some wiring. Each loop will get a post on a new ZW-L. The instructions say to limit the pole connections to two and I plan on distributing power to 4 sections on each loop. Later, I recognize, I'll probably need to insulate sections and separately power switches. So, point of this post is that I've been researching and tinkering with ways to distribute power. I have plenty of the parts pictured and these are certainly the cheapest of solutions. One uses terminal block jumpers and the second is a solid copper wire hack. Thoughts on these are welcome or are there better options that justify the cost you might recommend. Feel free to point out any mistakes in basic assumptions/plans described. Also, do I need to insulate between these sections when only using one power source and maintaining the consistency of the outer rail? And, if it matters I plan to run TMCC-Legacy-DCS but want to learn the basics first.
Thank you in advance.