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Hey Yall-
I just ordered 4 Tortoise switching machines from Jim's Model Trains and was wondering what I need to get these bad boys installed. I assume some 20 gauge wire, preferably in two colors to keep power stuff straight. I have seen some connectors for the Tortoise's http://www.jimsmodeltrains.com/-strse-510/8-dsh-Pin-Edge-Connector-for/Detail.bok
Do people find that something that is needed or?

Also what do people use to activate the switches? Just trying to get all this sorted out before the switching machines get here. I am also running it on DC instead of DCC if that makes a difference in the set up.

Any information would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
 

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wow I think this is the longest I have gone without anyone posting a comment, but i guess it is the weekend!

I guess the instructions shold tell me everything I need, but if anyone still wants to post a response feel free, so I can figure it out before they arive!
 

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wait wait wait, you mean you dont just sit there waiting for me to post something? what kind of forum is this? haha jk

do you use 20 gauge wire and what type of button/switch do you use to activate the motor? just trying to get my best understanding of this before the parts get here
 
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