Simple Wiring Idea

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by 77railer, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. 77railer

    77railer Member

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    I was wondering....can I run a "main" wire around my layout and splice into it hear and there to run power various places to my track? Not cut thru the main wire just the insulation and soder a wire to it and then the track? Or is there another method that is easier?


    77Railer
  2. hminky

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  3. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

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    That's exactly how I plan on doing my wiring. I even bought some Liquid Tape to re-insulate the solder joints instead of using regular electrical tape.
    Doc
  4. jetrock

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    That's a very common method of layout wiring--especially with DCC.
  5. 77railer

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    Thanks...Im just running two twisted ovals so it should work fine for me as well. Yall are great...

    77Railer
  6. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

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    wiring

    These newbies are exactly what I need. These (brain) cells are as ancient as my decrepit bones. It never crossed my (mind) to run wires around the track and connect ocassionally. I thought I'd run seperate wires to different places. Not that I'm ignernt, just stoopid. At this rate I'll learn a bit if I live long enough.

    Lynn
  7. Connor

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    Wouldn't it be better to use saddle splices? (Those little blue suit case looking connectors that go over 1 wire and you splice in the second one. I find these very effective and easy to use.
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    billk Active Member

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    Better? It's certainly an alternative method, but like a lot of other things one method being "better" than another depends on one's personal preferences and experience.
  9. grumbeast

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    the little saddle splices are really easy to use, I've gone back to splicing and soldering just because it was cheaper than buying the little boxes.