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If you are running only 1 train on a DC layout, do you need isolated sections and how many feeders do you need?

I am building this n scale layout in 2x4. http://www.katousa.com/track-plans/granny-kay-bonnie.html

I want to use all Peco code 55, and use #4 electrofrog turnouts. I want to run just 1 train and manually throw the turnouts. My question is, do I need to make isolated sections, or do anything special with the wiring? And how many feeders do I need?

Just make sure the wiring matches.
For instance, I notice the turnouts that connect to on the bottom of the diagram
(they hand off to each other).
Just make sure that the feeder wires don't get reversed.
For instance the red (powered) rail going on to the black rail and cutting out.

The only real reason for isolating the sections is for being able to park a locomotive while running another locomotive in DC (analog) mode.

For this layout 1 feeder is fine but I would suggest 1 feeder in the switching section as well.
Also if you are wanting to park other locos. That is when you would place a feeder on the spurs and siding and then isolate a section of the powered (red) track section.

Just watch those track turnouts that hand themselves off to each other on the lower and left.
Keep the polarity the same (same color wires)

Hope all that helps

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