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by essdee
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Soldering Station Replacements
Replies: 44
Views: 10204

Re: Solder Tip Cleaner and Tinner problem

David, Thank you for chasing this up; my 'to do' list has it a bit to far down, at present, as I endeavour to complete my last commission - a LRM MR 2F chassis build, before the end of the month. The original target was Scalefour North - some of you saw the basic rolling chassis there - but Easter f...
by essdee
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Soldering Station Replacements
Replies: 44
Views: 10204

Re: Solder Tip Cleaner and Tinner problem

Thanks Will, appreciated, will get onto it...
by essdee
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Soldering Station Replacements
Replies: 44
Views: 10204

Re: Solder Tip Cleaner and Tinner problem

Thanks Tim, useful to know... ...and your soldering is probably at least as neat in first instance as mine is; but you should see the piles of garriflex 'swarf' and fibreglass 'stogies' accrued her over a decade plus! I aim for the Tiffany/Brandreth neatness level, once I get re-equipped and have ti...
by essdee
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Soldering Station Replacements
Replies: 44
Views: 10204

Re: Solder Tip Cleaner and Tinner problem

Thanks for the pointers, David, I am certainly very wary about 200C and WM! I do note that Eileen's now stock a low-temperature soldering station for such, clearly to complement the revised Antex 660A - see their August 2015 newsletter on here, et seq. But, two soldering stations to replace one? Not...
by essdee
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Soldering Station Replacements
Replies: 44
Views: 10204

Soldering Station Replacements

[Continued from this earlier thread (" Solder Tip Cleaner and Tinner problem "), split at the author's request] Andy...you don't know how close, just how close..... (But would I then need to use lead-free weights on the fishing line?). But there is that MR railmotor to pick up and finish a...
by essdee
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Solder Tip Cleaner and Tinner problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2095

Re: Solder Tip Cleaner and Tinner problem

[Now continues at this thread ("Soldering Station Replacements"), split at the author's request]
by essdee
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Solder Tip Cleaner and Tinner problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2095

Re: Solder Tip Cleaner and Tinner problem

Thanks all for your suggestions, but I discovered the major problem this morning. Suspicious about the tarnishing of the hot tip, I set the iron at a minimum 75 degrees, from cold, and was able to melt 296degree solder..... the thermostat control has failed; the flashing light denoting apparent atta...
by essdee
Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Other Workshop Practice
Topic: Solder Tip Cleaner and Tinner problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2095

Solder Tip Cleaner and Tinner problem

A puzzle here, and advice needed please, from those who use a tip-cleaning and tinning paste with their soldering iron. I am not a beginner, but increasingly feeling like one just now. For decades I have successfully soldered, but recently I am getting some rather odd behaviour from my armoury. I ha...
by essdee
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 13991

Re: Scalefour North 2017

Isn't that a Scalefour Exhibition standard though, Paul?!

S.
by essdee
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 117
Views: 25018

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Are you modelling a wagon, or a sizeable chunk of NER mineral infrastructure John? Do you know what type of grass grows on your embankments......?! Beautifully observed weathering - and that's what will catch and hold the eye. Remeber the tale of C.J.Freezer having a final look at Peter Denny's 'Buc...
by essdee
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 117
Views: 25018

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Are you modelling a wagon, or a sizeable chunk of NER mineral infrastructure John? Do you know what type of grass grows on your embankments......?! Beautifully observed weathering - and that's what will catch and hold the eye. Remeber the tale of C.J.Freezer having a final look at Peter Denny's 'Buc...
by essdee
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 13991

Re: Scalefour North 2017

Ha! Glad it's not just me that leaves a trail of components after a show.... Keith Bradbury has just informed me that Steve Hall picked up a single loco frame with two Brassmasters bearings fitted, as a demo 'hack' - in the car park! He knew it was near where I parked and conferred with Keith... tod...
by essdee
Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: P4 vs S4 - Pro's and con's
Replies: 164
Views: 36969

Re: P4 vs S4 - Pro's and con's

Thanks for these images, Tony - I had not realised before, how great the difference is, visually speaking. Hmmm.....

Cheers,

Steve
by essdee
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Articulated beams?
Replies: 84
Views: 16419

Re: Articulated beams?

Thanks Andrew, and for my part I should have specifically referred to another of Jon Price's threads, on 'recommended sideplay for loco wheels', started Nov 22 2016, in which Julian has been very active. Perhaps that is where the 'diversion' occurred?

Cheers,

Steve
by essdee
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Articulated beams?
Replies: 84
Views: 16419

Re: Articulated beams?

Errr....... Now I'm confused. Is this not a separate/different thread, Julian - whether or not you have further on articulated beams just at this moment? I can fully understand why you have a gauge widening query for Andrew - but struggle to relate it to the compensation thread here? Or am I missing...
by essdee
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2017
Replies: 67
Views: 13991

Re: Scalefour North 2017

Hi David, We were adjacent to you (with Colin, was it?) at the dinner some years back, and had a good natter on matters various. Sorry I did not get to catch your eye over the weekend, was all rather 'focussed' - hope you did enjoy all though, including your lengthy journeys from The North. From my ...
by essdee
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 49753

Re: MRJ Binders

Thanks John, That's great - sorry that you needed to reveal yours on forum, am emailing you mine now. We know our system is relatively ancient and security potentially porous, hence my reluctance to advertise ours on the broader ether! And the mystery failure of our PM send facility latterly has bee...
by essdee
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 49753

Re: MRJ Binders

Bump.

No more stray binders out there?!

Steve
by essdee
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 49753

Re: MRJ Binders

Hi John, Many thanks but please don't rush over it; it will be a while before I get around to my own binding! After a solid slog to get projects completed before S4North handovers, my brain is much, and we now have computer upgrade/holiday/house search to tackle in parallel........ Incidentally, you...
by essdee
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 49753

Re: MRJ Binders

Hi John, Looking very neat indeed! However, I am loth to part with 36 MRJ to level matter up!! Good news that you have one of my errant binders -I was so engrossed at S4N that I totally forgot to go and collect mine (I was deep in technicals at 5.05pm with Neville from the USA, as we started to pack...
by essdee
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Horological Supplies
Replies: 1
Views: 2957

Re: Horological Supplies

I suppose they can't just supply time, David....? Oh, if only.

Fascinating stuff,

Steve
by essdee
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 122
Views: 22466

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

Pete, All I can say is .....enjoy! Follow Chris's thorough and explicit instructions and assemble the parts.....it will be a delight; not quick, but superbly accurate. Then buy another High Level Kit....... All best, Steve PS. The fact that I worked at Dunaskin/Waterside 1989-94 and even had 'hands-...
by essdee
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: MRJ Binders
Replies: 189
Views: 49753

Re: MRJ Binders

Thanks also here Alastair - in the throes of 'winding up' and looming house move, the ability to care for a long run of unbound MRJ will be a great boon; thanks for running with this. Cheque as soon as you want, but hold till Scalefour North?

Cheers

Steve
by essdee
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Tools and Techniques
Topic: Correct wire for CSB and chassis springs
Replies: 24
Views: 5389

Re: Correct wire for CSB and chassis springs

Hi Neville, Having been entrusted with the steam loco building demo at Scalefour North, and being a relatively recent convert to CSB, I too will have CSB chassis on display and available for inspection and questions over both days - so please do pop along for a natter when you have talked with the e...
by essdee
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Updated Excel MRJ Index
Replies: 20
Views: 3436

Re: Updated Excel MRJ Index

Downloaded OK with Chrome on Windows Vista, John, thanks!

Steve

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