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    • October 28, 2018 10:38 AM EDT
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      Bob does this mean your going to have power to the rails at the get together?


    • October 28, 2018 5:26 PM EDT
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      Richard said:

      Bob does this mean your going to have power to the rails at the get together?


      Eventually, yes.  I think this next spring, I will have all the track replaced at Majestic, and over and around the big loop to Dead Rooster Gulch.  I'm budgeting myself so much $ per year for this.  The big expense will be the yards at both ends.  Switches = $$


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    • October 28, 2018 6:31 PM EDT
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      Bob, interesting thing about stainless, it is superior to brass for the integrity of the DCto allC signal due to the way "skin effect" works. The short answer is there is less "smearing" of the DCC signal with a less conductive metal for the rails.

      You can swap the switches out last. I changed over bit by bit from brass to SS initially, as I had bought a bit of brass.


      A few years later after swapping to all SS, I noticed a place where there was a temporary slowdown... walked over there and there was a 1 foot section of brass I missed. So even though it was more conductive as a metal, it was better conduction to the wheels.




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    • October 28, 2018 7:37 PM EDT
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      Bob McCown said:
      Switches = $$

      No kidding but that is for another forum altogether !


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