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VERY thin wire

Postby dan8400 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:09 am

Hi everyone.

I wondered if I can buy very thin wire like the sort in the Traintronics signals. I bought a wills modern level crossing kit and I'm going to add LED's. Obviously the poles up to the signal heads are quite thin



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Re: VERY thin wire

Postby Teedoubleudee » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:34 am

Do a search on " solderable Enamelled Copper winding wire". This is the wire used for forming coils in relays and transformers etc. and can be as thin as 0.2mm. Unfortunately, because it is manufactured for this purpose it seems to only be available in reels. A video on how to solder it can be found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjjryf2aqaY

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Re: VERY thin wire

Postby Tricky Dicky » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:56 am

dan8400 wrote:Hi everyone.

I wondered if I can buy very thin wire like the sort in the Traintronics signals. I bought a wills modern level crossing kit and I'm going to add LED's. Obviously the poles up to the signal heads are quite thin



Thanks
Dan


Old ear plugs and headphones for the likes of IPods and mobiles are usually a good source of very thin wires.

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Re: VERY thin wire

Postby Ironduke » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:31 am

wire-wrap wire is very thin (30AWG) and usually teflon coated which makes it easy to solder without the insulation shrinking on you.

http://uk.farnell.com/ok-industries/r-3 ... dp/7333675
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Re: VERY thin wire

Postby Suzie » Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:20 am

Roadrunner wire is about 38SWG so very thin, and it comes in four colours. Four small reels will cost about £10 and should last for quite a while for all those jobs that need very thin wire.

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Re: VERY thin wire

Postby RAF96 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:02 pm

You may be able to use electric paint instead of physical wire.
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Re: VERY thin wire

Postby dan8400 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:59 pm

Thanks for the replies everyone.

I have old headphones so I'll try that first.

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