This is just a quick how-to video on track soldering and feeder wire soldering.
14 comments - What do you think?
Great tutorial! Thanks for posting!
thanks so much
Great video. Are you using solid or stranded wire? It’s difficult to tell from the image.
@MrBarukG – Thanks! I am using stranded wire.
Thank you. You make it look so easy.
@hoserseventwo That’s because it is easy. lol.
What wire gauge would you use for n scale track?
@hoserseventwo I’m not sure. Maybe 22guage? I’ve always been an HO guy.
Im new to the whole train thing, and i have been told to do this, and i now know how to do it lol…. the only question i have is i am using a digital setup and have two wires that come out the back of the Controller to one track piece, should i replace these wires and make longer ones and connected the buses etc to the Main Wire and connect to each piece of track??
@NJBritton Yes, if you are using a DCC system you should have a thicker gauge wire for your buss (I use 14 gauge) then run smaller gauge wires ( I use 18 gauge). If you solder the rail joiners then I would say to solder a feeder wire every 6 feet or so, if you aren’t soldering the rail joiners then every piece of track. Thanks!
@tnttrains Yeah i will solder all the track and connect all feeders to each piece of track, is there any special thing you need to do when doing wires to a point?? do you need to do 4 wires, or just 2??
@NJBritton You won’t have to wire every piece of track if you are soldering the rail joiners. I recommend a feeder wire every 6 feet. You need two wires, one for each rail. I’m not sure what you mean when asking about wires to a point.
@tnttrains As in a point, were the train changes from one line to another?? or a switch or whatever you call it
@NJBritton Ok, well you don’t want a short that’s for sure. What you call a point I know as a turnout. I use turnouts with isolated frogs so wire them as you do an ordinary track. If your throw bars are metal this may cause a problem. You can use an insulated rail joiner to isolate the turnout from the rest of the layout.
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