Metal strips to solder to track rails

Can someone provide a source for metal strips to attach to rails to use as track feeders. I am building an elevated layout with supply wires above plywood, so I would like to do something similar to the jumpers Ross solders to the bottom of rails. I could then attach a spade connector to it.

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Professor Chaos posted:

Mike, what material did you use to fill the gap in the rails?

Using 60 40 solder, I hold the copper wire in place and apply heat with an old Weller D550 soldering gun, which has two heat setting 240/325watt.  A standard Weller gun 140/100 watt would also work fine.  

The solid copper wire, (I've used 18 ga to 12 ga),  is bent "L"-shaped and held in place in the small open spot, bottom of the rail, as solder is applied. 

Rail was cleaned with a small screw driver before apply-ing solder.  Note: the blackened material has to be removed from the center rail, but, excessive scrapping, and cleaning, also removes the small coating of galvanize that is important to a good solder connection.

Professor Chaos posted:

Hi Mike -  I meant the gap cut in the inner rails to create the insulated sections.

Could be styrene. It's the material I see most often recommended for filling rail gaps in hand-laid track tutorials. Coat both sides with glue, slip it in, and trim once bonded.

---PCJ

RailRide posted:
Professor Chaos posted:

Hi Mike -  I meant the gap cut in the inner rails to create the insulated sections.

Could be styrene. It's the material I see most often recommended for filling rail gaps in hand-laid track tutorials. Coat both sides with glue, slip it in, and trim once bonded.

---PCJ

Yep, Styrene strips.

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