I might tear down my current layout and redesign the entire thing. I do like Atlas flex and do know that Atlas all-live switches need to have the frog activated with the right polarity to guarantee smooth running. But do those of you who employ Peco switches find them any better or more user-friendly than Atlas ? If so, why ? I do know that Pecos have sprung points. This IS an attraction to me. But is this all ? Or are they actually made better . Do they perform that much better than Atlases ? Are the cross-ties and head blocks more realistic than say, Atlas Custom-line ? Shinohara are Japanese and though quite finely made, the ties are further apart to resemble the Japanese prototype. Is Peco built to North American standards, or are they too off a tad looks-wise ?