37756Re: Track soldering
- Nov 2, 2005I think what's missing here is Tom is talking about where and how he
does his feeder wires for track power. The method he's talking about
is more discreet than soldering to the side of rail.
So we've got two different mini-topics in this thread. The first one
was soldering rail before laying the track. The second one is how to
do your power drops.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "thomascb2004" <thomascb2004@y...>
> I solder somewhere along a piece of track. At first I soldered to
> the outside but got away from that becuase the solder has such a
> smooth, shinney surface that I did not get the results I wanted
> when weathering the track. I now solder to the bottom side of the
> track and go straight down through the roadbed etc. to the
> of the layout. I clip a portion of a tie off right where I amgoing
> to solder so I have room yet the ties looks for the most part incan
> palce. If it look bad I cover the small area with a few grains of
> ballast. The purpose of the trouble is so that at the joints I
> leave a small gap so the track has room to expand when temperature
> changes. Hope that helped.
> Best regards,
> Tom in Dallas
> > I don't understand. Where do you solder track if not
> > at the joints?
> > --- thomascb2004 <thomascb2004@y...> wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > I have sort of gotten into
> > > soldering each
> > > piece of track and not soldering at the joints
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