View single post by Tramcar Trev
 Posted: Tue Apr 2nd, 2013 01:48 am
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Tramcar Trev

Joined: Sat Mar 16th, 2013
Location: Gordon ACT, Australia
Posts: 400
Ok advice from those more experienced please. I was going to use brass wire for the trolley wire. It is the multi strand stuff used to hang pictures.... Ok so I have about 100metres of it around 20ga but it is springy and would have to be annealed then it's going to tarnish pretty quick, almost as fast as I can string it....

So I now think I should use either tinned coper or Nickel silver wire. The solid nickel silver would be superior as the plating wont wear off and it's fairly tarnish resistant.
I'll have to check the rersistance I guess whuich may put the tin plated coper ahead....

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