Larry Track – 3

Soldering ..
larrytrack2Here we go – the larry track soldered together .. more or less. The less part comes in where I wiggle the cross-rails. They are either soldered solidly .. or loose. If loose will solder again. Sooner or later (most likely).

The next thing after that will be to file off all the excess solder. That will take a while I imagine as I am pretty sloppy with my soldering.

Sometimes it’s necessary to drop back and punt. I finally did a little research on the net and discovered (as I had come to suspect) that trying to solder steel using regular solder just doesn’t work that well. I went to Radio Shack while ago and picked up a roll of silver solder. See how that works.
It’s ALIVE!!
The last time I posted to this thread was in February 2013 .. over two years ago. Finanlly goitn to re-start the project.

Discovered (Duh!) that I can order lengths of Code 125 track from Fast Tracks. They sell Micro Engineering Code 125 in 36″ lengths and to top it off is Nickel Silver. So.

The coke ovens are 40″ long. The cross-rails are spaced 1-1/2″ apart with each rail 3-7/8″ long. That means I can get 9 cross-rails from each 36″ long piece of rail. 40 / 1.5 = 26.6 cross-rails .. orrrr .. 3 ea 36″ rails.

I was happy .. until I saw that the minimum order is 66. Well. Shoot.


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