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by Jol Wilkinson
Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Best fillers for whitemetal?
Replies: 27
Views: 14537

Re: Best fillers for whitemetal?

Jol, Still puzzled I had another look. I think this is a bad mis-representation from Rapid, the page I quoted described a full workstation but when added to the 'basket' it describes an iron only. Bet there will be some disappointed buyers ... John John, I'm inclined to think it is incompetence rat...
by Jol Wilkinson
Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Best fillers for whitemetal?
Replies: 27
Views: 14537

Re: Best fillers for whitemetal?

One thing that is very useful is a *proper* temperature controlled soldering iron. No disrespect to those that use dimmer switches and the like, but a proper set up is probably equally cheap, and will give an "integrated" result. I have one of these Antex soldering stations, with a 50W ir...
by Jol Wilkinson
Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Fibre optic signal lamps
Replies: 12
Views: 8635

Re: Fibre optic signal lamps

Bob,

if you use the signal structure for the return, then you would need only one feed wire. Fine enamelled copper wire (as used in transformer windings) would be adequate and not very visible.

Jol
by Jol Wilkinson
Wed May 26, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: LSWR B4 0-4-0T
Replies: 9
Views: 4845

Re: LSWR B4 0-4-0T

London Road Models has a good relationship with David Stapleton, who produces small batches of 7' drivers (and a couple of other sizes) to suit various LRM kits where there is nothing else available. John Redrup recently had a conversation with David S suggesting that 3' 9" is a very good diame...
by Jol Wilkinson
Sat May 22, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Flux query
Replies: 8
Views: 5488

Re: Flux query

Andy, I don't like PowerFlow for this type of job, it's too aggressive (I think it is intended as a plumbers flux, and is designed to work in those environments). I've used 12% phosphoric acid flux on a number of loco smokebox wrappers - a similar layered approach - going back twenty or so years, wi...

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