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Old 30-05-2017, 01:28 PM   #1
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Default Peco ST-9 Power Clips

Hello there,
did anyone use these Peco power clips ? Maybe soldering the wire directly on the side of the rail or on the underside of a joiner would be a better solution. All your advices are welcome. Thanks.

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Soldering direct to the underside of the rails is always the best way to go. If the track is already laid then solder to the outside of the rails.
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I'll second that, solder.
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Thanks gentlemen. I can also use Peco PL-82 Power feed joiners
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Always solder wires directly to the rails for best reliability.
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Thanks gentlemen. I can also use Peco PL-82 Power feed joiners
Rail joiners should not be relied on to transmit power - they will eventually get filled up with glue, paint, corrosion and other crud, and will eventually fail. They are good for one thing only - holding the rails in alignment.
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Always solder wires directly to the rails for best reliability.
But what if you don't have a soldering iron? Is it worth buying one if you will only need to attack one controller to the track?
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Yes. Model railways and soldering irons go together like bread and cheese.
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A decent soldering iron is likely to be the most used tool in this hobby.
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For the price of a semi decent soldering iron nowadays it doesn't even need thinking about. Buy one, you will not do only one connection with it.
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