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Old 11-01-2018, 09:18 PM   #11
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There is one thing I would add about Streamline insulfrog double slips. When first using them on my old layout in the 1970s, I had a lot of trouble with shorting across the two splice rails in the point of the frog. Rolling stock was Fleischmann, Liliput, Roco, Jouef and Rivarossi. My solution was to remove the strips connecting the splice rails to the stock rails (four in all), short out the frog and switch it as a unit with the SM3. This did away with the short circuits but didn't overcome the inherent problem of dead frogs. Of course, this was along time ago and they may have fixed it by now.
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Old 11-01-2018, 09:24 PM   #12
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There's something else I'd like to add, to what Flashbang wrote. If you're running analogue with more than one controller, you'll need cab control or something like it. The double slip must be a separate track section it its own right, to allow it to be assigned (i.e. switched) to one controller or the other, according to where the train is coming from.
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