Outdoor railway

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Thu Mar 17 17:09:34 EDT 2011

Hi Barry;

the short jumpers to each rail can be very small diameter; generally the size chosen is the smallest that is comfortable to handle and solder: 0.3 mm is a good choice. These jumpers should be less than 150mm long. The large buss wires should be 2mm diameter or more, flexible multi strand.


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This summer I hope to build a 65 foot circuit on an outdoor layout to run my N & W HO stock. I use DCC. I live in London UK so the climate as ok for this.

My track is Peco code 83. I know that I need to solder jump leads to each piece of rail and wonder if anybody has advice about the thickness of wire needed and how to solder the wire withouit melting the plastic!

Many thanks

Barry Reeves
Songwriter & Musician

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