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Installing a Power Bus for the Rio Grande Layout


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Connecting the Feeders

The feeders are attached to the bus, soldered and taped to avoid any potential short.

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With the bus wires in place, the feeders from the tracks can be connected.

  1. Strip a small portion of the insulation away from the bus wire.
  2. Wrap the bare end of the feeder around the bus.
  3. Solder the two wires together.
  4. Wrap the finished joint in electrical tape to prevent any shorts.

The bus is now complete and ready to be connected to the power supply.

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