I am not familiar with 8-pin blanking plugs only with 6 pin but I cannot imagine that they are something vastly different in that all the plug does is connect two sets of pins together. Surely something knocked up in vero board would do the trick?
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Sorry to learn of your hands problem David, it must make life very difficult. Unfortunately solutions to track connections are few and in my view fall far short of the certainty that direct soldering provides. Peco make rail joiners with presoldered wires however these have the potential over time t...
As RogerB has pointed out it might be that you are using lead free solder. However, it could also be your soldering iron, if you find yourself holding the iron on the work quite long to melt the solder and find the plastic sleepers melt before the solder then it will likely be your iron is under-pow...
- Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:53 pm
- Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show & Tell
- Topic: Just ruined my XU2175M XURON TRACK CUTTER
- Replies: 17
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It's a pity the manufacturers did not secure the pins in the armatures with a grubscrew rather than an interference fit then no cutting would be needed except that SEEP and Peco motors would have to be side mounted. I suppose it keeps the costs down not too.
Sky seems better at this, I set the box to record the Great Model Railway Challenge at the start of the series and when it changed to Saturdays so did the recording.
- Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:46 am
- Forum: The Mess Room
- Topic: Railway modelling program
- Replies: 6
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Yes this year's challenge has taken off where last year's final finished and fantasy layouts are all the rage. I can only recall two layouts that modelled a particular place namely the Dutch flood and the Alpine layout. It seems the "animations" are overshadowing the actual railway aspect of layouts...
Not sure why anybody would want to visit Brighton beach. No sand just pebbles. +1 It always puzzles me why visitors from the USA & Canada seem to want to go to the Lake District. Whilst it is a spectacular and beautiful area of the UK and I am not knocking it, the fact is that it is an area of lake...
- Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:45 pm
- Forum: Wiring and Electrics
- Topic: Multipin connectors
- Replies: 5
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Hi Artur Like you I tried a homebrew version myself until I discovered these the one big advantage of the commercially available ones are that the pins are sprung so actually make quite a good interference fit into the sockets so do not require screws to be tightened to remain connected. In fact the...