Turnouts Atlas #6 Manual 2706, 2707 N Scale for DCC

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idiot

New Member
#1
I am planning to build a small N scale layout using Atlas manual turnouts # 2706 and 2707. I will be using a NCE DCC starter system.
1. Do I have to do anything to the frogs? Are they live?
2. Do I insulate one or both end rails of the turnouts and then
3. Do I have to add wires anywhere to the turnouts?
I wanted to know this before laying track. Thank you.
 
#2
I've got the 2707 in front of me. The frogs are insulated. I'd have to check about whether or not they insulate both sides, but I do know that on my other turnouts, the train travels over them just fine without further wiring. I haven't specifically checked to see what's going on with the other rail.

It doesn't look like you have to add adittional wires, But, if you're doing a more complicated layout, this would be a good time to wire an LED and resistor to help keep track of which way the switches are going. I'd double check it, but it's like 1 LED and a 1000ohm resister. Not terribly hard to do, if you can manage the soldering to the track part.
 

Iron Horseman

Well-Known Member
#3
I am planning to build a small N scale layout using Atlas manual turnouts # 2706 and 2707. I will be using a NCE DCC starter system.
1. Do I have to do anything to the frogs? Are they live?
2. Do I insulate one or both end rails of the turnouts and then
3. Do I have to add wires anywhere to the turnouts?
I wanted to know this before laying track. Thank you.
1. No, Atlas does not make any hot frog turnouts (well not since 1960). No, they are a chunk of plastic.
2. Neither, these are Atlas. Atlas makes things as simple a possible for the common person. Don't make things harder than they have to be.
3. No. Once again don't make things harder than they have to be.
 



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