Alternatives to soldering track

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  1. TinGoat

    TinGoat Ignorant know it all

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    Bus Wire and Drops

    Howdy Mountain Man,

    The Bus Wire is 12AWG with 18AWG Drop Wires.

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  2. TinGoat

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    Try Crimping

    Hi Steamhead,

    Try getting a small pair of needle nose pliers to the rail joiner and giving a little squeeze. This should crimp the rail-joiner and re-establish electrical contact with the rails.
  3. Russ Bellinis

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    The other reason to solder rail joiners is when you need to use multiple pieces of flex track to complete a curve. Putting together 2 pieces of flex track with a rail joiner and trying to curve it tends to result in kinks at the joiner.
  4. Mountain Man

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    Thank you. That's a big help. :thumb:
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    Yes, of course...

    Hi Russ,

    Yes, of course...

    I forget the evils of RTR track. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    I hand lay, so I can pre-bend all the rail before spiking to eliminate kinks.