Hi gang. Ouch. I used to be a tv technician many years ago, and I sure know what that feels like. Funny to me now, but sure hurt then. Yikes! I am not a geezer yet, (even though my signature line says it) but old enough to have used the soldering iron you had to head over the stove and run for it to get the job done before it cooled. This monster was almost 1" on each side. Was square, and the total copper area was about four inches long, with a handle. That was what I had to use on my train. Most of the time though, I would just twist the wires together. Can't believe I used to strip that wire with my teeth. Ugh. In my tv days, I dropped some solder on a lady's shag rug. Somehow it missed my drop cloth. She went out of the room, and I cut that part out. Ha ha. Boy, I guess I am not the only one with scars from solder. That ---- stuff stays hot for a few seconds. Way too long. Ha ha. Night all. Jack.