Posts Tagged ‘Electrics’

Model Railway Beginners Q&A: How to connect more power leads to a model railway set

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If you’ve added more track to your model railway set you’ll reach a point where just one power-clip isn’t enough. But how do you get more power to your track and trains? Read Now

If you’ve extended your model train set sooner or later you’ll need more power for your track and trains. Here’s my latest Beginners Q&A on getting more power to your railway.

Learn how to solder your model railway with this essential guide

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model railway solderingWant to improve your model railway track work, wiring, and electrics? Soldering is the only way. But what’s the best solder to use? What’s the best soldering iron? And how can you get superior solder joints? This article will answer all your soldering questions.
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Struggling with your soldering? Want to improve your track wiring and electrics? Soldering is the only way but what’s the best solder to use? What should you look for in a soldering iron? How can you get the best solder joints? Here’s how to solve track wiring problems with soldering you can be proud of.

Adventures in DIY Point Motors or How To Make Your Own Point Motors

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solenoid model railwayAfter a recent slight miscalculation with off-the-shelf point motors I started thinking about making my own point motors. How difficult could it be and would it be cheaper? Read Now

After a recent slight miscalculation with off-the-shelf point motors I started thinking about making my own point motors. How difficult could it be and would it be cheaper? Updated:12/03/16

Adding Lights to Your Model Railway – The Low Cost Option

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When adding lights to your railway you can either buy expensive off-the-shelf lights or use this low cost technique for building and street illumination.

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When adding lights to your railway you can either buy expensive off-the-shelf lights or use this low cost technique for building and street illumination. Updated:12/03/16

Project Update – Layout, Bedding, Wiring and Track Laying

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I admit it. It’s true I haven’t posted an update on my layouts for a while and since the last report a lot has changed. So here’s what’s gone since then and the techniques I’ve used for track bedding and wiring along the way.
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I admit it. It’s true I haven’t posted an update on my layouts for a while and since the last report a lot has changed. So here’s what’s gone since then and the techniques I’ve used for track bedding and wiring along the way. Updated:11/04/15

3 Tried and Trusted Track Soldering Techniques

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One of the questions many model railway beginners face when moving up from basic sets is how to securely connect the power wires to the tracks of their railway. Here are the three most common, tried an tested, techniques. Read Now

One of the questions many model railway beginners face when moving up from basic sets is how to securely connect the power wires to the tracks of their railway. Here are the three most common, tried an tested, techniques. Updated:22/04/16

How To Avoid The Two Ugly Sisters of Track Soldering Hell

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Tried soldering wires to your model train rails? Fed up with melted sleepers and solder globules ruining the look of your track. Here’s a handy tip for quick, simple tip for neater and cleaner track soldering. Read Now

Tried soldering wires to your model train rails? Fed up with melted sleepers and solder globules ruining the look of your track. Here’s a handy tip for quick, simple tip for neater and cleaner track soldering. Updated:22/04/16

Model Railway Wiring Basics | Part 1 of Model Railway Electronics

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New to model railways and confused by the wires, leads, boxes and connections or want to refresh your knowledge of the basic electrics involved? Here’s the guide to get you started. Read Now

New to model railways and confused by the wires, leads, boxes and connections or want to refresh your knowledge of the basic electrics involved? Here’s the guide to get you started. Updated:7/02/16

Watch track soldering done the simples way | Watch and Learn

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Track soldering doesn’t have to be difficult. Watch this tip-packed video for trouble free track soldering the easy way.  Read Now

Track soldering doesn’t have to be difficult. Watch this tip-packed video for trouble free track soldering the easy way.  Updated:22/04/16