With the last of the track and turnouts installed and tested on the staging yard module, it was time to finish the wiring. I know lots of modelers hate wiring but I actually enjoy it. Even with DCC, there is still a lot of wiring. The wiring on most of this layout will be relativity simple but this staging yard has the highest concentration of it.
The feeders for the turnout frogs were soldered to the tie that passes through the center of the frog.
Although I am using DCC and may someday learn to use some sort of more sophisticated JMRI type of computer control to route trains or do some automation I'm not there yet. So I am keeping my options open and have each yard siding isolated from the main line. I have installed 22 gauge feeders to both ends of each siding and to each isolated section of rail in the yard ladders, that's a lot of feeders.
It takes a bit of discipline but pays off with easier trouble shooting or modifications later.