37764Re: Track soldering
- Nov 2, 2005Perhaps so.
This is not the first time I have had one thing said to me and heard
Tom in Corpus, what do you think?
Best regards to all,
Tom in Dallas
--- In email@example.com, "Adam Amick" <aa5821@s...> wrote:
> I think what's missing here is Tom is talking about where and how
> does his feeder wires for track power. The method he's talking
> is more discreet than soldering to the side of rail.
> So we've got two different mini-topics in this thread. The first
> was soldering rail before laying the track. The second one is how
> do your power drops.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "thomascb2004" <thomascb2004@y...>
> > I solder somewhere along a piece of track. At first I soldered
> > 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
> > 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 am
> > to solder so I have room yet the ties looks for the most part in
> > palce. If it look bad I cover the small area with a few grains
> > 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
> > 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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