I ordered a couple of Peco's Unifrog medium turnouts to try out while I am still deciding about which track to use for my next layout. I have never used Peco track before or had a layout with a yard ladder for that matter but I want to start incorporating some staging this time around. As the photo indicates some of the track ties on the straight through line of travel need to be trimmed off before the next turnout in the ladder can be attached. The end of the throw bar also slightly touches the flex track below it. Do people usually trim off one side of the throw bars and trim up the ties to fit or do they place short pieces of straight track between the turnouts to give them more space? Or am I just completely doing the yard ladder all wrong?