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What size wire would work?

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  • Member since
    January 2019
  • From: Phillipsburg,NJ
What size wire would work?
Posted by NewB71 on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 3:42 PM

I have a couple of 1\25 scale big rig tractors that I am thinking of adding wire to represent air lines and electric but am unsure as to what size to use.Can someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks

Bob

  • Member since
    October 2014
Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Thursday, January 9, 2020 3:54 PM

24 gauge telephone wire. If you want to make coiled lines use solid conductor wire wrapped around a 1/8" diameter rod or even a screwdriver shaft to make the coils. The solid wire will keep it's shape after it's wrapped.

 

  • Member since
    January 2019
  • From: Phillipsburg,NJ
Posted by NewB71 on Friday, January 10, 2020 11:37 AM

Is that the same phone wire that is used to connect phone to jack? What did you use for electric plug and glad hands?

By the way nice job on the tractor.

Bob

  • Member since
    October 2014
Posted by Modeltruckbuilder on Friday, January 10, 2020 12:27 PM

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