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Kato Double Crossover Reverse loop 2

Well, nothing could be simpler than my current "solution".  I've dabbed a bit of acrylic paint on the "offending" rails and the AR-1 is working like a charm.
Yes, I suspect I will have some issues with the paint wearing off, possibly gumming wheels and track.  This is not a long term solution.

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WRT moving the gaps,...
The "typical" configuration of a Kato Double cross is to have the power feeds in a configuration where (from top to bottom) the polarities are:
A
B
A
B
That makes moving the gap "downstream" feasible, even reasonable.  
But, it seems, most folks who are asking about the double cross and reversing loops have double loops (i.e., plopping the double cross in the middle of an existing loop).  In such a configuration the rail polarity at the double cross, ends up being:
A
B
B
A

Cutting the outside rails becomes necessary, and would be all that's required, if it weren't for the inside rails being so close together (and uninsulated).

So, for now, I'm "happy" with the "fix".

Kato Double Cross Reverse loop

I am using the double crossover is a configuration which creates a reversing loop.  And using a Digitrax AR-1 to autoreverse.  Cutting the outside rails is essential to any attempt to use the Kato Double cross as the isolation for a reversing loop, but as was identified in online board discussions, "with the rails end being so near each other in the center of the crossover locos and anything with metal wheels would keep changing the PM42 reverser or just shut it down." I am experiencing this, but (interestingly?) in only one direction (NW to SE). I am seriously thinking of increasing the gap of these center rails in an effort to eliminate this reversing "chatter". 

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