Problems with Tillig Bedding Track terminal connectors

Problems with Tillig Bedding Track terminal connectors

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:13 pm

I had a rather annoying thing happen to my portable layout yesterday:

The terminal connector on the Tillig Bedding Track on my 3' x 4' layout came apart, leaving the track with intermittent power.

Any advice on how to fix that problem?
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Re: Problems with Tillig Bedding Track terminal connectors

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:58 pm

I think I will try soldering the wires to the track, just gotta figure out the best method.
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Re: Problems with Tillig Bedding Track terminal connectors

Postby MacG » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:05 pm

I have soldered new cables at the bottom of the foot from the rails. It could be, that I have removed some plastic with a Dremel. I can't look at it. I lent my bedding tracks.
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Re: Problems with Tillig Bedding Track terminal connectors

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:52 pm

MacG,

Thanks for the advice/information. I will try soldering in a little bit, and I will post what I find out afterwards.
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Re: Problems with Tillig Bedding Track terminal connectors

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:04 pm

Well, here is the ugliness in progress:
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Re: Problems with Tillig Bedding Track terminal connectors

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:32 pm

Well, the solder job took, although the job is not the prettiest around, but it works!
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Re: Problems with Tillig Bedding Track terminal connectors

Postby CFRiad » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:52 am

You can also use these. Made by Kato, they are scale-independent and you can get them in any model train shop here in NA. It's a pair of standard bedding track joiners with wires attached to them.

It's about $3 for a pair. The $$ add up quickly, though, if you need many of them.
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Re: Problems with Tillig Bedding Track terminal connectors

Postby dileTTante » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:44 pm

Wires to unijoiners

With solder - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1QjeSU6FMU

Without solder -

A tutorial on creating cheap, solderless Unijoiner feeders for Kato N-scale Unitrack

https://sites.google.com/site/josephbal ... ertutorial

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Re: Problems with Tillig Bedding Track terminal connectors

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:02 pm

dileTTante wrote:Wires to unijoiners

With solder - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1QjeSU6FMU

Without solder -

A tutorial on creating cheap, solderless Unijoiner feeders for Kato N-scale Unitrack

https://sites.google.com/site/josephbal ... ertutorial

-Terry C


Thanks,

If I need to do this again, I will go with the solder method.
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