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Re: Cheap Kato Unitrack Plugs... close but no cigar
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2019, 06:55:57 AM »
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You could warm up the Kato nylon with a heat gun on the side that interferes with the new plug and insert the new connector till the Kato part cools.

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Re: Cheap Kato Unitrack Plugs... close but no cigar
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2019, 10:17:17 AM »
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Have your tried that and does it work?  I don't think it will as the amount of extra material you have doesn't get removed. I can since in the inside round opening being deformed as the outside conforms to a round shape.

And if you get the connector to a temperature that will allow deformation, I'm sure the other area of the plug will start to go too as you connect the two together.

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Re: Cheap Kato Unitrack Plugs... close but no cigar
« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2019, 10:41:57 AM »
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Didn't say it wouldn't be dicey but the cold male should push the warm Kato part into shape upon insertion.  No this was not meant to be sexy.  :trollface: :facepalm: :D

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Re: Cheap Kato Unitrack Plugs... close but no cigar
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2019, 10:51:00 AM »
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Didn't say it wouldn't be dicey but the cold male should push the warm Kato part into shape upon insertion.  No this was not meant to be sexy.  :trollface: :facepalm: :D

Cold male...push into shape...warm part...insertion.  Who said model railroading isn't sexy?  :D  :trollface:

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Re: Cheap Kato Unitrack Plugs... close but no cigar
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2019, 01:44:59 PM »
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Heh, heh... he said 'insertion.' Heheh heh heh...
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Re: Cheap Kato Unitrack Plugs... close but no cigar
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2019, 02:54:19 PM »
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Heh, heh... he said 'insertion.' Heheh heh heh...

What no moist header for us to laugh at?   :D

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Re: Cheap Kato Unitrack Plugs... close but no cigar
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2019, 03:01:03 PM »
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Yes, 99% joking, but... I actually did end up in an ER once after a slip with an X-Acto. "Only" five stitches, but it sure was messy.  :scared:

Number 1 learning on X-acto knives --- Never try to catch a falling knife.
Number 2 learning on X-acto knives --- Always ware shoes.

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Re: Cheap Kato Unitrack Plugs... close but no cigar
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2019, 03:10:38 PM »
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Or, there's the X-ACTO soldering iron with the knife blade attachment:


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Re: Cheap Kato Unitrack Plugs... close but no cigar
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2019, 04:08:46 PM »
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Or, there's the X-ACTO soldering iron with the knife blade attachment:



OOh, that will be handy for @chicken45 to remove his skin tags!   :trollface: :D :D

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Re: Cheap Kato Unitrack Plugs... close but no cigar
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2019, 04:12:34 PM »
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What no moist header for us to laugh at?   :D

Oldie but goodie:



OOh, that will be handy for @chicken45 to remove his skin tags!   :trollface: :D :D

LOL!
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Re: Cheap Kato Unitrack Plugs... close but no cigar
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2019, 04:32:18 PM »
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Or, there's the X-ACTO soldering iron with the knife blade attachment:

The keyword here is "knife".  Ig can do as much damage as a standard (cold) knife, or even more so, because it will burn too.  I guess on the positive side is that if you slice yourself with the hot knife, it will automatically cauterize the wound.
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Re: Cheap Kato Unitrack Plugs... close but no cigar
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2019, 04:34:13 PM »
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I guess on the positive side is that if you slice yourself with the hot knife, it will automatically cauterize the wound.

Only with 60 watts and higher irons though.  :D

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Re: Cheap Kato Unitrack Plugs... close but no cigar
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2019, 06:24:05 PM »
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The keyword here is "knife".  Ig can do as much damage as a standard (cold) knife, or even more so, because it will burn too.  I guess on the positive side is that if you slice yourself with the hot knife, it will automatically cauterize the wound.
Plus you get the added benefit of the fumes from the melting plastic.

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Re: Cheap Kato Unitrack Plugs... close but no cigar
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2019, 03:59:56 PM »
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OOh, that will be handy for @chicken45 to remove his skin tags!   :trollface: :D :D

Or hemorrhoids!!
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Re: Cheap Kato Unitrack Plugs... close but no cigar
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2019, 06:19:36 AM »
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Or hemorrhoids!!

You must be quite flexible!  Please tell me you would not ask your lovely wife to do that for you.   :trollface: :D