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Offline petestra  
#1 Posted : 15 May 2024 18:55:12(UTC)
petestra

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Hello. I don't know if any others have encountered this problem with the new style Marklin wire plugs? I have experienced many falling

out of the many buses I have for wiring. With the amount of wiring I have, a friend recommended this product (see photo), which when dabbed on the plug ends around

the red plastic part, will give it a "gummy sticky feel" and hold them on much better. Peter.

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Offline marklinist5999  
#2 Posted : 15 May 2024 19:50:36(UTC)
marklinist5999

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Yes Pete. I liked the old plugs better. I mostly used them for lighting,so every time one is out, I suspect the bulb, or led, but the wire was hanging from the distribution strip.
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Offline mvd71  
#3 Posted : 15 May 2024 23:21:10(UTC)
mvd71

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The new style plugs are a narrower diameter than the old ones. If you use an old style distribution board they will always fall out. Glueing them in is not a smart move!

If you prefer the old style, then you can still buy them through Brawa https://www.brawa.de/en/...ories/connectors-sockets
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Offline marklinist5999  
#4 Posted : 15 May 2024 23:48:57(UTC)
marklinist5999

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I used the new strip and they still fall out when multiple plugs are joined.
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Offline petestra  
#5 Posted : 15 May 2024 23:50:42(UTC)
petestra

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Originally Posted by: mvd71 Go to Quoted Post
The new style plugs are a narrower diameter than the old ones. If you use an old style distribution board they will always fall out. Glueing them in is not a smart move!

If you prefer the old style, then you can still buy them through Brawa https://www.brawa.de/en/...ories/connectors-sockets


Hello and thanks for your comment. Perhaps I didn't describe this glue correctly. It is a gummy, sticky glue that can easily be removed from what

it is glued to and can be put back in without extra, new glue applied to the red plastic part of the plug end. I have used it for one year

now and no problems at all. BTW, I have many of the old style plugs too and their buses. Cheers, Peter.

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Offline kimballthurlow  
#6 Posted : 16 May 2024 03:31:38(UTC)
kimballthurlow

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Location: Brisbane, Australia
I have never used the old style Märklin plugs.
I use the new style plugs and the distribution strip and have exactly your problems Peter.
I will try the gummy method.
I suspect that the denture adhesive used for false teeth (dentures) in the mouth will accomplish the task just as well.
And possibly even one of the hardware adhesives which never hardens.

Kimball
HO Scale - Märklin (ep II-III and VI, C Track, digital) - 2 rail HO (Queensland Australia, UK, USA) - 3 rail OO (English Hornby Dublo) - old clockwork O gauge - Live Steam 90mm (3.1/2 inch) gauge.
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Offline Bosse  
#7 Posted : 16 May 2024 09:04:23(UTC)
Bosse

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Hello. You take a knife and split the pin a little wide. MVH Bosse
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Offline mvd71  
#8 Posted : 16 May 2024 11:18:43(UTC)
mvd71

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Originally Posted by: Bosse Go to Quoted Post
Hello. You take a knife and split the pin a little wide. MVH Bosse


Exactly! ThumpUp
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Offline Harvey  
#9 Posted : 16 May 2024 14:42:14(UTC)
Harvey

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Location: Glen Oaks, N.Y.
I have both new and old style plugs and have not experienced any problems. I twist 2 (at most 2) wires and then insert to one plug. I also have plugged one into another and also not experienced any problems. Maybe once, I had to follow what was suggested - open the pin slightly. Rarely do they come loose from the distribution strip (may be due to the cats or myself moving around).

If old style plugs are needed by anyone, I do have quite a few and are no longer needed. Send me a message, if needed

Harvey
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Online David Dewar  
#10 Posted : 16 May 2024 16:29:36(UTC)
David Dewar

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I use the Brawa plugs and their distribution board which works fine and takes up less room.
Take care I like Marklin and will defend the worlds greatest model rail manufacturer.
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