Soldering is something that if you are going to be in this hobby, you are going to have to learn. It used to be painstaking but I found something that makes it so easy. Tinning flux by Oatey is sold in Home Depot and other hardware stores. Before this, my soldering was bad but this makes it so easy. Put some on the end of the wire or connector and the solder bonds instantly. No preheating! I use and old soldering iron that has a little indention that holds my melted solder. Works for me! I use Micromark's Soldering Iron Stand instead of the little one that come with the iron. I use the same method on decoders and those expensive Tsunami decoders.
On with the progress:
|My working (frustration) area above my desk. The signals would control exiting of Battlefield yard. Gator clips are great for testing connections. Lots of tedious soldering work.|
|This is the larger signal that controls the VM out of Battlefield Yard.|
|Red signals coming out of the yard. The one on the right is the RF&P connection that leads to hidden staging. Need to lean it to the right some|
|Green Signal on the VM and an approach on the RF&P connector. I wanted to wire the toggle to show a red over green or visa versa and it would not let me do that. I'm sure you could but I could not figure it out. I was happy they are lit!|
|Toggles are set and the fascia did not fit back even but that might be for another day!|