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Funny you should say that as I also have a full Kato N gauge track layout as well, although it is now relegated to leaning up against the playroom wall, points are all motorised (but not DCC just the standard Kato DC switching) and the track is DCC all fed from just one point (another one, yes I break the rules ;) ), the Kato layout was layed about 15 years ago an I never bothered DCC’ing the points, I am sure you can now. I worked in Japan frequently and the exchange rate back then was so good I used to come back with a suitcase full of stuff.
That all sounds very good to me. Simple, straightforward and easily comprehensible. You are quite right about the Kato modern points, which have a PCB with patterns for DC, DCC and Point Power routing, all selected by screw heads making connections across suitably placed gaps. I guess that the system isn't particularly new. Frog power is already built in and for DCC, only needs a decoder with ability to switch enough power for the loco passing over it.

It sounds like it may be a waste of time and wire, putting some form of Bus round a small layout and in view of your comments will leave that aside, for now at least, thank you.

Julian
 
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