Trains.com

Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

Resistance soldering unit.

901 views
5 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    December 2009
  • 92 posts
Resistance soldering unit.
Posted by 1arfarf3 on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 4:50 PM

Will be soldering feeders to HO code 100 nickel silver track.

Wattage? Hand piece type? Flux type and brand? Solder size?  

Tips, etc?

Thanks.

  • Member since
    September 2004
  • From: Dearborn Station
  • 23,318 posts
Posted by richhotrain on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 5:58 PM

What size gauge of feeders?

Solid or stranded?

On the outside of the rail or the underside of the rail?

Rich

Alton Junction

  • Member since
    September 2014
  • From: 10,430’ (3,179 m)
  • 2,019 posts
Posted by jjdamnit on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 7:02 PM

Hello All,

Do you already have a resistance soldering unit?

Are you asking for advice on what soldering unit to purchase?

What soldering experience do you have?

Answering these questions will help these great folks on these forums assist you further.

Hope this helps.

"Uhh...I didn’t know it was 'impossible' I just made it work...sorry"

  • Member since
    December 2009
  • 92 posts
Posted by 1arfarf3 on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:50 PM

20 or 22 feeders

solid

outside of rail

  • Member since
    December 2009
  • 92 posts
Posted by 1arfarf3 on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 12:59 PM

Do not have one yet

Looking for advice before laying out the money for which unit

Resistance seems better for a rookie..... 

  • Member since
    September 2004
  • From: Dearborn Station
  • 23,318 posts
Posted by richhotrain on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 3:01 PM

1arfarf3

20 or 22 feeders

solid

outside of rail

 

On my current layout, I used 20 gauge solid feeders to the outside of the rail. If I had it to do over, I would use 22 gauge solid. The 20 gauge solid is a bit too large and tends to sit slightly above the rail head. 

I use a 45 watt pencil type iron for soldering feeders to rails. No flux. It goes quickly and does not melt ties.

I use Miniatronics 60/40 Rosin Core .031mm diameter solder.

Rich

Alton Junction

Subscriber & Member Login

Login, or register today to interact in our online community, comment on articles, receive our newsletter, manage your account online and more!

Users Online

Search the Community

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Model Railroader Newsletter See all
Sign up for our FREE e-newsletter and get model railroad news in your inbox!