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Based on the advice on this forum, the baseboards for my son's railway are now constructed. Two 2' x 6' sections with bracing. The last big challenge that awaits (I think) is going to be how to join the track across the break between the baseboards. There will be 6 tracks which cross the join, all at right angles.

The easiest way seems to be to just make the joins using fishplates, although aligning and joining the tracks seems like it would be very fiddly. Another solution I have seen on this forum is to keep ~ 2" pieces of flexible track to fill the gaps. This seems slightly less fiddly, but not by much. The final solution I can think of is to solder a wire to each end of the break and drop this down through the board to a terminal block. The connection can then be made into the terminal block. Technically this seems like the best idea, but I could live without screwing 24 wires into 12 terminal blocks every time the railway comes out.

Is there a more suitable solution available or has anything I have suggested the best way to go? Ideally I want the solution to be quick and easy to both build and assemble when the railway comes out.

In case it influences any decision, the layout will be operated by DCC.

Thanks again.
 

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The D-connectors seem like a great soution. Is there anything I should take into account when selcting the wire to go from the rails to the connector, again bearing in mind the DCC operation?

Thanks again.
 
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