UrbanHermit wrote:End2end, thank you. I tried your "tin everything first / blob of solder on the iron technique," and it worked a treat. Up until now, when soldering I've always wished I'd been blessed with an extra hand, but now I just need the two I've got: one hand for the work, one hand for the iron. So much easier.
Always a pleasure to share a working knowledge
After the legislated move to lead free solder (2007?), which I had to change to for work purposes, I found using this technique also works for lead free solder, rather than waiting for it to get hot, on the iron it stays hot.
I will add here that things like brass loco kits maybe able to take more heat and therefore using the solder off the roll maybe more advantagous to run down seams etc, but I've never built one and will leave that to the experts to comment on, including the use of lead free solder on such kits.