How To Solder Magnet Wire

How to solder magnet wire.

When adding LEDS to signal lights, traffic lights and any other scale model accessory that requires wire to be run through a tube, it is best to use magnet wire.

The wire is insulated and you only have to be concerned about the solder joint that you make.

Magnet wire being prepared for use.

Begin by melting a small amount of solder on the iron, then push the tip of the magnet wire a small distance into the molten solder and hold it there for a few moments. The enamel will bubble away and the solder will tin the copper underneath in the process. The trick is to use fresh solder, and to clean the tip in between applications.

 

 

 

 

Once the tip of the magnet wire is tinned, it can be soldered as needed. Magnet wire bends well and holds its shape nicely, so routing it and cutting to size isn’t too difficult.

 

 

 

 

Below are other tutorials on soldering.
Below are other tutorials on soldering.

Soldering Tutorials

How To Make Scale Model HEA Ibeam – This is a step by step tutorial that shows you everything from making jigs to final solder cleanup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Use Resin Flux – A versatile flux that is inexpensive and very effective as a soldering aid.

 

 

 

 

 

Diy Solder FluxVideo

This flux is extremely nice to use. It does not even require you to thoroughly clean the surface of the metal.

Coat your PCB or other boards with it and let them dry. No need to use any other flux thereafter.

 

 

How To Choose Solder – Answers the questions for modelers, “What solder should I use?”.

 

HO Scale Brass I Beams
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How To Make Brass I Beams – A tutorial page showing how to make brass I beams using two different methods.

 

 

 

 

 

How To Solder Brass – Tips, hints and tutorials on soldering brass, PCB, Vero Board and processor boards.

 

How To Make Gutters

 

 

 

 

 

How To Make Door Handles – Shows you how to make a multi-purpose bending tool used to make door handles and more.

 

 

 

 

 

How To Shear Brass – This is basic to modeling in brass.

 

 

 

 

 

Third Hand
How To Make A Third Hand Useful

How To Make A Third Hand Useful – Your entire soldering experience will change if you do what is shown in this page. It is best to click on the image and watch the video.

 


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