Thursday, 3 February 2011

Wiring frogs, avoiding a sticky mess

Don't as I did, try to solder a wire to the underside of a Peco point where the frog wires are. A sticky brown mess of melted sleepers is guaranteed unless you have the touch of a plastic surgeon. Clearly, I am not thus blessed.

In a response to a question posted on the Yahoo! N Gauge Forum, I was guided to the bleeding obvious (to the initiated) answer which is to solder the wire across the two protruding rails that form the frog. Much simpler and neater, though I've had to trim the insulating fishplates if the solder spreads too far along the rail. Anyway, success. And it only cost me one medium radius point, which may be salvageable...

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