Re: [z_scale] track joiners
- Hi Dale,
I have never soldered my joints, preferring to depend on mechanical
fasteners. Others who have, comment that they end up with uneven track with
changes in temperature due to expansion and contraction of the rail
material. Electronic supply houses offer temperature controlled soldering
irons with replaceable tips. It is well worth the investment to get one.
Even better is a resistance soldering set up but it is pricey!
Best of success to you with your project.
Jay Greer/Der Wegmann
> From: Dale Halterman <dnhalt@...>
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> Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2001 20:11:05 -0500
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> Subject: [z_scale] track joiners
> I plan to start laying track on my layout soon. I will be using Peco
> flex which comes in 24 in. lengths. I am planning soldering a feeder
> wire to each piece before installation. Since I will not be depending on
> the track joiners for conductors I was wondering about using a metal
> bonding epoxy instead of solder on the joiners to make a solid joint.
> Since I do not have a real steady hand I am not excited about trying to
> do soldering in such a tiny space.
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