Hello everyone! I recently started laying track outside and have my track plan all squared away, but i do have one problem. I am using track power for the trains and do not know how to wire it all up. I will be putting rail clamps that have an attached wire terminal on to the track, so up to there I'm fine. My problem is in how much wire I use and where i put it to.
So, should I use a bus system that follows the track? Or should I just run a wire to the opposite side of the loop (the loop is only about 16 feet across)? With clamps and a small loop of track (about 45 feet) do I even need to run feeders? Also, with brass track, will 1 amp of power suffice for one engine on the line? Later on I can upgrade to 3-5 amps, or even go as far as DCC, but I am just starting out and I need good track before good power.
So, do you have any answers?