Re: Steam electrical connector


I avoid all wires between the locomotive and tender.  I've seen DCC installs with a stout bundle of wires and the loco can only travel on straight track.

With analog DC is has been simple, install the PSC push together drawbar, HO-3117; when properly installed it is an extremely strong connection (won't pull apart)

and makes excellent electrical contact.  I always get a chuckle out of modelers who have problems with wireless drawbars after they paint the model

(and the drawbar, pin. bolsters, etc...)  Most brass imports have a clear coat on the drawbar and drawbar pins and tender truck bolsters from the builder.

If the clear coat is not removed the modeler blames the poor electrical connection on the drawbar.

ken clark

On 2020-06-10 11:18, Paul Champlin wrote:

What is your favorite electrical connector to tie the tender and the locomotive together?
I've been using the Soundtraxx DBX-9000 and frankly it is very difficult to disconnect without damaging the wires. 
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ken clark
HO and Sn42

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