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CRR Chase

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Re: Fix your Code 55 turnouts with Conductive Paint
« Reply #45 on: January 17, 2023, 01:03:56 PM »
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I think these hacks are good for temporary fixes .. but in the long run it's better to just replace of repair the turnout or component with the tried and true methods.

As far as the Atlas turnouts - we've had many examples here on how to repair them ..  I just tore down my layout and have started to refurbish track - I will take the opportunity to fix all my turnouts with PC ties in the appropriate places and replace closure rails when needed with a better mechanical solution

hey, can you help me wit a link to the PC board fix for these?

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Re: Fix your Code 55 turnouts with Conductive Paint
« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2023, 02:34:25 AM »
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hey, can you help me wit a link to the PC board fix for these?

Thanks

The code 55 Atlas turnout embedded brass jumpers often do not remain reliably connected to the rails, so I assume the "fix" is to substitute soldered PC board ties at appropriate points, similarly to what you would do for hand-made turnouts.  See the Fast Tracks site for typical PC board tie positions, with the caveat that you need fewer, as you are not using them for structural strength, but only for electrical jumpers. 
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Re: Fix your Code 55 turnouts with Conductive Paint
« Reply #47 on: January 20, 2023, 09:15:24 AM »
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The code 55 Atlas turnout embedded brass jumpers often do not remain reliably connected to the rails, so I assume the "fix" is to substitute soldered PC board ties at appropriate points, similarly to what you would do for hand-made turnouts.  See the Fast Tracks site for typical PC board tie positions, with the caveat that you need fewer, as you are not using them for structural strength, but only for electrical jumpers.
Ok thanks