Re: Wiring a Circuitron DT-1 to a DCC system


I've found a fiberglass scratch brush is great for cleaning the rail before soldering. It takes paint and scenery materials off quickly without damaging the ties like a Dremel tool can. I'll often use it on new track as well as old to clean off any oxidation that's occurred.

A good no-clean also Flux helps a lot. If it takes more than 2 seconds to solder a feeder, you'll probably be melting ties.

One more tip: wipe that iron tip on wet paper towel or a sponge just before you apply it to the joint.


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