Alternatives to soldering track

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by stormfather, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    Bus Wire and Drops

    Howdy Mountain Man,

    The Bus Wire is 12AWG with 18AWG Drop Wires.

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  2. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    Try Crimping

    Hi Steamhead,

    Try getting a small pair of needle nose pliers to the rail joiner and giving a little squeeze. This should crimp the rail-joiner and re-establish electrical contact with the rails.
  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    The other reason to solder rail joiners is when you need to use multiple pieces of flex track to complete a curve. Putting together 2 pieces of flex track with a rail joiner and trying to curve it tends to result in kinks at the joiner.
  4. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    Thank you. That's a big help. :thumb:
  5. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

    Yes, of course...

    Hi Russ,

    Yes, of course...

    I forget the evils of RTR track. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    I hand lay, so I can pre-bend all the rail before spiking to eliminate kinks.

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