Hints & tips for model railway enthusiasts, miniature painters and model makers.

Wiring

Best wire stripping for bus wiring

best wire stripper
The easiest, fastest and best way to cut and strip wires for electrical work. [...]

Soldering techniques for wiring you can trust

how to solder wire joints
A step-by-step pictorial guide to soldering strong, reliable, wiring. [...]

How to wire Circuitron Tortoise Point Motors

Tortoise passing contact switch wiring
Here's a quick simple guide to how I wire my Tortoise slow-motion point motors and use them with Lever operated passing contact switches. [...]

Fixing & connecting wires together without soldering

track wiring
If you struggle with joining wires — such as track feeders to bus wiring — this is for you. [...]

How to join and solder wires for the most reliable connections

soldering wire how to
How have I missed this?  [...]

Point Wiring: A quick tip to eliminate stalling

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I get a lot of email around wiring points. They seem to cause endless problems. I'm working on a guide but in the meantime, here's a quick walkthrough and tip [...]

Baseboard tips: make wiring easier with a splash of paint

I wish I'd done this before my most recent journey to the dark side of my layout! [...]

Why and should I solder my track — Reader Q&A

On the back of this reader question on track offcuts Steve Boughton reached out to ask if he should shoulder his track together. Here's the wisdom from [...]

How To Avoid The Two Ugly Sisters of Track Soldering Hell

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, [...]
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