In the meantime, my next big push will be wiring up the railroad from Essex to East Haddam(!yay!) so I have a quick question for the electrically-minded among you. Here's my typical wiring setup:
- NCE 5 amp DCC system
- Busline: 14ga solid copper
- Pigtails: 18ga, connected to bus via IDCs (insulation displacement connectors, aka suitcase connectors)
- Feeders: 20ga solid copper, connected to pigtails using wirenuts.
My question is whether there's a difference - electrically - between wiring many feeders together to one pigtail and bus connection versus wiring feeders one-by-one to the bus.
|I'm showing just one side of the busline for simplicity. Of course, there's a whole other line - and associated feeders - to make a complete circuit.|
I don't think there should be much difference, if any. But I know just enough about electricity
Credit goes to Craig Bisgeier for the idea of wiring many feeders together - I just don't know if there's a limit to how many you can do together at once.
If you have any additional suggestions and/or are willing to share how you do your wiring, please share in the comments!