Solder: too much or too lit­tle?

Model Rail (UK) - - Workbench -

This is far too much solder on the tip and will cause twofold prob­lems; firstly, it will stall your progress by de­posit­ing a big lump of solder on the job, which will then need to be cleaned up with a file - which is the sec­ond bug­bear. Adding solder a lit­tle bit at a time cuts down on the clean­ing up.

Don’t take the solder to the iron. In­stead, touch the iron against the solder to leave a small blob on the tip. In the­ory, this is enough to solder two bits of brass to­gether. If you do need more solder, re­peat the process.

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