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    When it comes to turnouts and feeders, it is a good idea to have a set of feeders on either side of the turnouts to ensure power to and through them. In so far as the number of feeders to have - no, you cannot have too many - and yes, you can have insufficient though
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwwojcik View Post
    Any reason not to swap the switches in the yard?

    https://i.imgur.com/7XjwYIm.png

    It seems a little more elegant this way.
    I made that change to the physical layout, and yes, much cleaner-looking. Thank you. I appreciate the input.
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    Actually, why not two right hand turnouts in the yard? The pairs of tracks would be closer together, but it would eliminate one "S" curve. By attaching it directly to the first switch, you would also lengthen the yard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Actually, why not two right hand turnouts in the yard? The pairs of tracks would be closer together, but it would eliminate one "S" curve. By attaching it directly to the first switch, you would also lengthen the yard.
    Yes, that would be ideal, but I'm trying not to break the bank on this project, and those are the turnouts I have. I love those big ladder yards, and someday I'll build one. But, I've already made a few choices, that cost money, that are sitting in a cardboard box. It looks much better now with this change, and I may change it down the road.

    Next I need to build a frame for it, so I can make some space underneath for wiring, and to make it more rigid.
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