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Offline marklinologos  
#1 Posted : 15 October 2007 10:46:59(UTC)
marklinologos

Greece   
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Location: ATHENS,
Hi!

I make some contact tracks in my layout, cutting the tack and solder a wire but it is very difficult to solder on the rail, only in connections between the tracks is easy. Do anyone know a tip which help...[V]

Thanks,
Keep Marklin away from China
Offline hxmiesa  
#2 Posted : 15 October 2007 11:58:58(UTC)
hxmiesa

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Location: Spain
To solder the rails you will need a solder with acid. But even then this is NOT recommended. You risk melting the plastic parts, and the acid rosin core solder can rust your rails.

Better to stay with the railjoiners, or make small shoes out of spare joiners, that you then clamp on the isolated track-piece. (I think Dale Schultz uses this method, and he will probably tell you exactly how).
Another alternative is to use a stiff thick wire that you squeece a bit, and then insert it between the rail and the plastic trackbed.
Best regards
Henrik Hoexbroe ("The Dane In Spain")
http://hoexbroe.tripod.com
Offline DaleSchultz  
#3 Posted : 15 October 2007 15:40:30(UTC)
DaleSchultz


Joined: 10/02/2006(UTC)
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as Henrik says, buy some DC rail joiners and slide them onto the rail.
See http://layout.mixmox.com/1/laying-track
Dale
Intellibox + own software, K-Track
My current layout: https://cabin-layout.mixmox.com
Arrival and Departure signs: https://remotesign.mixmox.com
Offline marklinologos  
#4 Posted : 16 October 2007 14:31:41(UTC)
marklinologos

Greece   
Joined: 07/01/2006(UTC)
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Location: ATHENS,
Hi again,

Thank you very much for your help. Very usefull tip.
Dale I will keep in contact with your site.

Best regards,wink

Keep Marklin away from China
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