Are you talking about the plastic "boots" that hold the wires to the contacts on the tabs of the circuit board? If so, you could just solder the wires instead...Ok the retainers that came with the Loco the slots in them seem to be too small to fit on my digitrax decoder, Is there anyway to fix this? Also where can i buy addtional retainers? because i need a couple becuase i lost two for another engine.
In all honesty, I used to be that way as well. However, it's a matter of having the right tools and materials, and once you have those, you can become soldering-literate!i would have to send it too a LHS to have it done because i'm not too great at soldering and i would probably screw it up
Might be okay with wire-to-track, but I don't know if you can get enough heat out of it for track-to-track. I haven't tried it. If you try larger items like that, you will find yourself replacing the batteries often. The temperature of the pen decreases as soon as the batteries start to go.Will they work for things like soldering wire to track and soldering track together also ?
I have an Iso-Tip. You can find out more about it at...what type of soldering iron do you have?
When you do try it, be VERY careful with the carbon tip! It is very easy to chip if you get too rough with it... which is probably what you'll do because it's so inconsistent in how it works!Hehe, why not? My dad sent me one, he got free from some promotion thingy, havn't yet tested it.
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