So mad.....

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by soat204, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. soat204

    soat204 New Member

    Ok, so i went to the local hobby town, and i got a U.P. Shifter Premier 0-8-0, and it runs real smooth like. So the other day i was running it, and for some reason it stopped suddenly, as i picked it up to look at it, i noticed that one of the wires from the power had come off from the engine. So i thought, he no big deal, ill get it fixed, then later while putting it away, the second wire snaps too.. So im stressin here..I have no soddering gun, and the next time i get to see the guys at the local club is on wedsnday, and i really want to get it up again before then....Any ideas??
  2. C&O Steve

    C&O Steve New Member

    Go buy a soldering gun for $10 at Radio Shack and fix it.

    Dont worry, be happy:D
  3. C&O Steve

    C&O Steve New Member

    Dont forget the solder.
  4. Thoroughbreed

    Thoroughbreed Member

    Usually they include about a foot of solder with it.
  5. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    Don't forget to be gentle with the heat, Maybe even a clip on heat sink while you are purchasing.
  6. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Since you don't have a soldering gun does that mean you haven't done much soldering? If not, you might wish to practice a litttle on something other than your locomotive. Wednesday isn't too far away to wait for some one who you know can fix it well. :)
  7. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    As Ralph cautions, be careful if you haven't soldered much, you can do more damage if you start applying too much heat. I would shy away from a soldering gun and opt for a soldering iron. Guns normally have too heavy a point (actually, no point a all) and give you too much heat. You can find a light soldering iron with a nice point at Radio Shack or most any eletronic dealer. Do a search here at the Gauge for soldering, there are several good threads that cover do's and don'ts, and different techniques for different things.
  8. train1

    train1 Member

    And a dab of flux too !
  9. soat204

    soat204 New Member

    Thanx guys, I think ill check that forum. :)
  10. Why me

    Why me Member

    I take the loco back sounds like the wire to short why should have to repair a brand new loco you spent good money on send it or take back that what warranies are for.mike

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