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Fw: binding wires in DCC installation

Michael Shockley
 




I was watching a video and they mentioned binding the wires in a loco to keep them out of the drive.  It was something about a waxy threadlike material that sticks together when you press it to hold the wires.
Any idea what they were talking about?  I wish I were paying more attention before it got away from me.

Mike Shockley

Craig Zeni
 

On Mar 10, 2019, at 9:00 PM, Michael Shockley via Groups.Io wrote:




I was watching a video and they mentioned binding the wires in a loco to keep them out of the drive. It was something about a waxy threadlike material that sticks together when you press it to hold the wires.
Any idea what they were talking about? I wish I were paying more attention before it got away from me.
Not familiar with anything that sticks together, but dental floss works fantastic for bundling up wires. We all have that package of floss that our dentist gave us...that we never use :)

Craig Zeni
Cary NC

Kurt Konrath
 

I have used “Bees Wax” from craft stores in sewing department.

Slightly sticky helps string stay together.

Kurt

On Mar 11, 2019, at 7:52 AM, Craig Zeni <@CraigZ> wrote:


On Mar 10, 2019, at 9:00 PM, Michael Shockley via Groups.Io wrote:




I was watching a video and they mentioned binding the wires in a loco to keep them out of the drive. It was something about a waxy threadlike material that sticks together when you press it to hold the wires.
Any idea what they were talking about? I wish I were paying more attention before it got away from me.
Not familiar with anything that sticks together, but dental floss works fantastic for bundling up wires. We all have that package of floss that our dentist gave us...that we never use :)

Craig Zeni
Cary NC





Mark Stamm
 

This is typically referred to as cable lacing. 

http://www.aeroelectric.com/articles/cable_lace/cable_lace.html

Mark P Stamm
Mark at Euphoriatt dot Com

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Joseph Melhorn
 

It’s called Stator Lacing and Tie Cord. In another life, we used it to bind rewound coils of wire for motor stators and armatures. It is a braided flat cord (cotton?) that was coated with wax, or something resembling wax. That was 45 years ago and I still have a partial spool of it. You could also wax your own thread with beeswax and get similar results.

Joe Melhorn

Sahuarita, AZ

 

wirefordcc
 

A friend of mine uses a different approach to keeping wires out of the motor of a locomotive.  He uses Aleene's Tack-It  Over and Over.  You can use the adhesive to hold down wires and you can peel them up and move them later.  I've seen him use this stuff.  Appears to be a good idea if it holds up over the years.  You can get this adhesive at craft stores.

Allan Gartner
Wiring For DCC