Re: Rail joiners & PECO
I sympathize, and have multiple finger tip scars from those nasty joiners. Using small pliers designed for this very task will avoid the blood. But those joiners are too tight! I have given up using them (except on code 70 track) and now use Atlas universal joiners. Yes, they’re much bigger, and loose, but they go on easily, and I solder all joints and paint the rails so they look ok.
Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 11:11 AM
Subject: [w4dccqa] Rail joiners & PECO
I have a problem with my track. I have PECO code 83 flex, Insulfrog turnouts and code 83 joiners. The joiners are giving me headaches. Not to forget split nails, cut finger tips, etc. I even try putting a joiner on a spare piece of rail to then put onto the track. But those joiners are way too tight. Filing the rails, top, bottom and top of the base - very lightly, just enough to smooth and remove any burrs. Can't seem to figure out how to spread the end of the joiner a bit, just to get it started. The darn things just don't like me. LOL Positive help requested and appreciated.
Morgan Bilbo, new to DCC