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 Posted: Fri Apr 18th, 2014 01:17 am
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TIX is great stuff.
Some UK modelers use (used?) 3% phosphoric acid. I have and it works very well, if you can find it.

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Or zinc chloride----


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Thanks guys. I use the most cheapest stuff as flux. Think it's zinc chloride but I'm not sure. It works but I have no experience with anything else.

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I swear by what used to be called "killed spirits" or Zinc Chloride, still available under the "Baker's Fluid" brand name. It will make solder unite with almost anything except aluminium but is quite acidic - it must immediately be washed off any steel/ferrous metal but there is no gummy/waxy hard residue to scrub off.


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Nice work on the ore-cars Alwin !

Fry's 'Fluxite' anyone ?

( I think the E.U. banned it over here, someone told me...

...got 2 big tins stashed though !!! )

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 Posted: Sun Apr 20th, 2014 01:38 pm
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Hello Si,

The EU haven't discovered 'Fluxite' yet, even though it contains zinc chloride, so it is still available.

How long before they ban railroad modelling as a waste of resources  ??

Regards        UKIP rules !!

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That's what you get for joining the EU

Yeah I know--bordering on the political---bad Herb!


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To maintain political balance, and to keep the French happy, did you know that :

bad Herb = malherbe (in Francais) which = weed (in English)


-- just thought you might like to know, sort of savoire faire as they say.


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 Posted: Sun Apr 20th, 2014 11:47 pm
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The reinforcements added on one front and one side.





Question to everyone: as can be seen on the first photo (look at the prototype) the couplers, include the coupler-box, are very short on this kind of cars. I've got a pair of Kadee bettondorf trucks include the couplers but the couplers come too far outside the truck. Anyone has a suggestion for trucks or couplers?

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Done with the main parts. Details come later. The trucks are just for the picture's.

I think I've also found a solution for the coupler length. I can shorten the coupler-box a little and put them a bit further on the trucks. I have to do some work on the trucks for that either, but that's ok.








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