Established 1994

Pittsburgh Garden Railway Society
C/O Ann Celento
312 Hawthorne Street
Canonsburg PA, 15317

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Dave Bodnar

Power Connectors for
Garden Railroad Applications

Many of our garden railroad projects can benefit from the addition of removable connectors that expedite installation, removal and repair of electrically powered devices.  For example, each of the buildings on my railroad contains one or more LEDs to illuminate them at night.  These LEDs need to be replaced from time-to-time, not because they burn out, but because the leads corrode and rust through.  To simplify replacement each LED connects to the power feed in the building with a simple two conductor connection.  In this article I would like to describe a number of different connectors that I use and have found to be valuable.  They vary significantly in size and range from those that can handle very little current to some that can handle 10 or more amps.

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