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QUOTE (Dennis David @ 18 Aug 2007, 05:51) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>For me my railroad will never be finished until it's Unter Draht. It's why I love electrics in the first place. Is it expensive? Yes. Is it a pain? Yes again. Is it bliss when completed? ...

I most certainly agree - to me an electric loco not running under the wires is like a rooster with its tail feathers plucked - bare! Just like a steam loco fascinates with its working gear so does an electric with its operating pantos.

Installing catenary and operating under the wires do present some challenges, but model railroaders are known to meet any challenge or problem and come up with a workable solution.

Proper planning is of the utmost importance. If track is laid properly and the catenary installed and tested before starting to operate the layout in earnest, then the problems caused by catenary should be minimal. As in real life, most of the problems are the result of human error (points not set correctly, not paying attention to the driving of your loco etc).

Enjoy our fascinating and rewarding hobby even if it has to be "under the wires"!

Kind regards.

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