Minature Electrical connector , where can i buy them ?

Steve

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I recently bought some LGB pick up wheels but there was only 2 connectors to connect the wire on to the pin does any one know where i can buy these?

Please dont just say Rapid or Maplins i have spent the past hour looking on there sites with no joy.

Pic of what i am looking for.
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Try a model shop that does Radio Control. If you take the connector in, they should be able to help....
 

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Thank Gizzy and Neil,

Neil that site is brilliant lots of useful thinks there :clap:
 

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Gizzy said:
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I'd be interested to see if those work. They are intended for flat spade type male connectors rather than the round bar of the LGB type.
True enough Neil, but if you use one side, and push it over the round pin, it'll do the job....
I will report back shortly as im now of out to maplins ....
 

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Good thinking Gizzy i may try this as a interim measure
 

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Those maplins ones arnt really suitable.....the "pin" fit between the rounded over ends and its not secure enough IMHO
 

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mmts said:
Those maplins ones arnt really suitable.....the "pin" fit between the rounded over ends and its not secure enough IMHO
Rather than fitting the pin between the rounded over ends, have you tried fitting the pin inside one of the rounded over ends Ed?
The connector will be offset to the side yes, but it should be tight enough to work....
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or you could slaughter an old computer.
there are two sizes of connectors to be found.
those that connect the functional buttons to the motherboard and those, you get out of the power cables. (the latter have hollow male contacts - giving you even a third size)
 

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1 Bit of brass tube of suitable I/D.
2 Cut to required length.
3 Solder wire of preferred colour to one end.
4 Squeeze tube (gently) about 5mm in from the end.
5 Wiggle on to pin and solder other end of wire to the bit that needs it.
Simples
 

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Gizzy said:
mmts said:
Those maplins ones arnt really suitable.....the "pin" fit between the rounded over ends and its not secure enough IMHO
Rather than fitting the pin between the rounded over ends, have you tried fitting the pin inside one of the rounded over ends Ed?
The connector will be offset to the side yes, but it should be tight enough to work....
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Yes tryed that but it would need opening up as it was too tight a fit for the lgb pin :)
 

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mmts said:
Gizzy said:
mmts said:
Those maplins ones arnt really suitable.....the "pin" fit between the rounded over ends and its not secure enough IMHO
Rather than fitting the pin between the rounded over ends, have you tried fitting the pin inside one of the rounded over ends Ed?
The connector will be offset to the side yes, but it should be tight enough to work....
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Yes tryed that but it would need opening up as it was too tight a fit for the lgb pin :)
Maybe the next size up would work better then?

This is how the extra pickup axles have been wired on the Frying Hamburger. It's a smaller size than the usual 'Lucar' connector....
 

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These work well.

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Maplin part numbers HB59P + YW25C

Crimp a wire to the metal terminals and push the terminal and wire into the housing. They push on to the pin on the wheels and hold real tight. Only use one of the two available pin holes.
 

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Thats a good idea, I have tried the other methods and given up but will do this on my Piko loco as the connector keeps coming off , why on earth they put such feeble electrical connections together?
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These work well.

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Maplin part numbers HB59P + YW25C

Crimp a wire to the metal terminals and push the terminal and wire into the housing. They push on to the pin on the wheels and hold real tight. Only use one of the two available pin holes.

 

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Cliff George said:
These work well.

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Maplin part numbers HB59P + YW25C

Crimp a wire to the metal terminals and push the terminal and wire into the housing. They push on to the pin on the wheels and hold real tight. Only use one of the two available pin holes.
Nice one Cliff.... :clap: