October 20, 2023
All the feeders have been installed for Gerber using 22-gauge wire. The red and white match the colors of the main bus. The green is for powering the frogs. A small “L” bend is made in each wire.
When soldering, the wire is pushed into the web. Soldering is much easier on the wooden ties than the plastic because of the need not to melt them. I have the soldering iron set for 850 degrees so I can quickly get in and out.
Water soluble H&N Superior No. 30 Gel Flux is used and then scrubbed with a toothbrush and water when done.
The feeders still have to be connected to the buss. I need to dig out all the parts for my resistance soldering equipment that is still packed after moving. So far, I’ve been using my Hakko FX88D that I used for building the turnouts. It is great for small connections, takes a little longer to solder to buss. That is where the resistance unit would come in handy but do I really want to go back and forth between the two?