where to find "thin" wiring

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by Jedi Dade, Dec 16, 2003.

  1. Jedi Dade

    Jedi Dade Sr Member

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    I'm trying to put together a lighing and motor package for my PL enterprise nacelles, and am running into the typical space issue with such a small model. I have some good stuff figured out but I came up with an idea to gain more space within the model but need much thinner wiring in order to supply the power. I picked up the thinest wire that radio shack had but thinner would be a LOT better.

    Any suggestions?

    Jedi Dade
     
  2. Tordoc

    Tordoc Well-Known Member

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    Use foil or you can 'paint' on the conductor(i.e. the stuff used to repair car window rear defrosters.)
     
  3. Jedi Dade

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    hmm mnever thought of that stuff. But I need to have the wire "leave" the surface and go back down the pylon strut. can you "solder" or something equivalent with that stuff? I've never used it before. some type of foil might be OK but I'd imagine that it would be very fragile...

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  4. exoray

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    Get some motor/magnet winding wire, it's very thin and only has a coat of enamel or lacquer rather then regular rubber insulation. Use a lighter to burn off the enamel/lacquer where you need to attach to batteries and lights etc.

    Radio Shack #278-1345 http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&category%5Fname=CTLG%5F011%5F010%5F004%5F000&product%5Fid=278%2D1345

    *Edit* I was just at radio shack and they didn't have the above over the counter, or at least I didn't see it but they also have simular "wrapping wire" Radio Shack #278-501 and 278-502, 278-503 just different colors. http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=CTLG&product%5Fid=278-501
     
  5. rayra

    rayra Well-Known Member

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    Dade, you've already tried the smallest insulated wire used by Electric train / HO enthusiasts - it's pretty durned small.
     
  6. Jedi Dade

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    soemvery good ideas. funny I was in radio shack yesterday and saw the magnetic wire ans was thinking that it might work but I wasn't sure if the enamle coating was an insulator - I'll also check out the model train section of the hoby shop. Thanks guys!

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