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Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:19 AM

Not sure what you mean by "pre soldered joiner", but soldering rail joiners is a good idea, along with installing feeder wires, every 6' or so along the railroad.

Nothing is set in stone, as far as model railroading goes.  If you can solder, you can easily unsolder something you want to change.

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Posted by RR_Mel on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 9:18 AM

Welcome

If a large temperature swing from hot to cold is possible soldering all the track joiners can be a problem even on a small layout.
 
 
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Wiring help!
Posted by Cali on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 12:22 AM

Hey guys new to the site and new to the hobby! I am a railroader and looking to get some useful info that I’ve been searching for, for a while. 

I’m a little confused on how exactly the wiring works. I am going with DCC and have started laying cork on my 12x8 L shaped benchwork. 

I have been told by a few hobby shops now that a pre soldered joiner along with my NCE power cab starter system which is the controller I’ve decided to go with is all I need to get trains running is this correct? Also I don’t know if this falls in this category but soldering each joint will carry the signal better? But what about if I ever want to change anything isn’t it pretty well set in stone once soldered? I have custom line #6 turnouts if I do use just the pre soldered joiner will this carry the signal through each turnout lined for normal as well as lined in reverse Coming from 1 fixed location from my powercab? 

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