Heres a question

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by Play-Doh, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

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    The computer! I'm at a point with MRR that I need as much info as possible!

    Rick
  2. YmeBP

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    I just got one of those cold heat things, haven't tried it out yet .. anythign you've found it an't do yet?
  3. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    I understand that it can't solder track. It says in the instruction booklet that it's not designed to solder larger objects. for my track I used a larger high wattage gun to solder the track feeders but I'm using the coldheat to solder the feeders to the bus wires since those conections are under the layout and I don't want to mess with falling solder or electrical cords
  4. Jim Krause

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    I got a cold heat solderer for Christmas too. I would doubt that it will solder rail but it should do a good job on smaller wire. Incidently, I did have to try it out on a piece of sheet metal just to see how hot it gets. It does get hot instantly. OWie.
  5. fsm1000

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    The cold heat thing is a form of resistance soldering. If it were strong enough to do rails it would melt itself :D
  6. MadHatter

    MadHatter Charging at full tilt.

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    It's a tie between lots of friends and the Gauge Forum.