Resistance Soldering Rig - Cold Solder

Resistance Soldering Rig - Cold Solder

Postby TinGoat » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:04 am

Hey Kids,

As promised, I'm posting a DIY for a Resistance Soldering Rig.

This was provided by Paul James - Blenheim, Ontario, Canada

Disclaimer!
NO Warranties, Guaranties, NOR accept Liabilities:
DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Danger Due To Hi Voltage.
Electrical Shock Risk.
Potential Fire Hazard
Risk of Injury or Death


You've been warned.

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Re: Resistance Soldering Rig - Cold Solder

Postby TTTerrific » Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:08 pm

Great article TinGoat! Don't know much about electricity, but what the hell--I'll risk being blown up to get a resistance soldering rig. Actually, with three sons of varying talents and utility (for my purposes) I'll tag No. 3--the real life electrician--for this build. Thanks TinGoat. :thumbup: :wave:
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Re: Resistance Soldering Rig - Cold Solder

Postby TinGoat » Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:13 am

:pray: Sacrificing your youngest child on the altar of model railroading. :pray:
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Re: Resistance Soldering Rig - Cold Solder

Postby ctxmf74 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:11 am

I have a resistance soldering rig but don't use it for most of my small scale( N or TT) track soldering. I find it easier to use a small pencil iron, the resistance rig requires one to keep track of and push the foot pedal while the pencil iron is always on and is also lighter and easier to handle than the resistance tweezers or probe. I used the resistance rig more when building O scale track as the larger rail sections needed more heat. For TT scale a heat controlled unit like a weller WesD51 or Hakko fx888D might be more useful......DaveB
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Re: Resistance Soldering Rig - Cold Solder

Postby Bernd » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:33 am

Here's my resistance soldering rig. Note the pencil soldering iron I modified to hold the probe. It's not that big and handles like any pencil soldering iron.

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Here's the tweezers I made for it. Note the double A battery next to it. They are a bit un-wielding.

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Re: Resistance Soldering Rig - Cold Solder

Postby Bernd » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:35 am

Might as well show the foot pedal I made also.

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Re: Resistance Soldering Rig - Cold Solder

Postby ConducTTor » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:00 am

Obviously you can manufacture anything in no time flat. So I'm giving you a challenge: build a car from scratch over the weekend.
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Re: Resistance Soldering Rig - Cold Solder

Postby Bernd » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:36 am

ConducTTor wrote:Obviously you can manufacture anything in no time flat. So I'm giving you a challenge: build a car from scratch over the weekend.


I take it you are challenging me? I have an excuse for not doing it this weekend. Two important projects on the agenda right now are.

1. A railing needs to be installed on our houses spiral staircase into the basement. The "Boss" (SWMBO) says it's top priority or I'll be singing Soprano.

2. I need to finish up the straight track jigs.

I will take that challenge as I have some projects in mind that I have been researching and gathering materials for. I'll post those in a separate thread.

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Re: Resistance Soldering Rig - Cold Solder

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:31 pm

Perhaps you misunderstood me. Car = automobile :) It doesn't have to be perfect, just get you to the grocery store and back. LOL
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Re: Resistance Soldering Rig - Cold Solder

Postby Bernd » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:25 pm

ConducTTor wrote:Perhaps you misunderstood me. Car = automobile :) It doesn't have to be perfect, just get you to the grocery store and back. LOL


Yes I did. I thought you meant a TT scale box "car". But then again you weren't specific. I didn't think we could go off topic. :lol:

For the "automobile" I'll have to use my MIG welder. :o

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