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 Posted: Wed Oct 19th, 2016 10:46 pm
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ON30Carl
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Thanks for your interest Woodie but
my daughter had her wedding on Oct 3
in Hawaii, so poor me and the family
had to spend 2 weeks on the beach.
I know, life can suck but some things
you just have to do for your kids.
All kidding aside when we got back
I got some supplies and I'm hoping to
restart the project this weekend.
Thanks for the post, it's nice that
others have an interest in what we do.
Happy modeling
Carl

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 Posted: Wed Oct 19th, 2016 11:20 pm
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W C Greene wrote:
I would use an asbestos board (they are still available) and pin the parts down with some T pins, etc.
Woodie


Agghhhh, he said asbestos, ewwwww. LOL with a touch as seriousness, don't use asbestos (takes his politically correct/disclaimer hat off).
I concur with all said, I personally would use a big clean iron on that job. I don't know if brand names transpose to your side of the world, old timers always used a very corrosive Bakers Solder Flux paste here in Oz, it would rust your tools on the bench if you left the lid off. I use a local water base flux (Phosphorus Flux? I think), it is a watery liquid like Woody describes, and have a jar of metho near too dunk the item into to clean it, a wash with soapy water cleans things very well.
Those rungs need to be cleaned up before soldering, apply flux (liberally with the stuff I use), apply heat till hot and touch your solder on, it will just flow into the joint, presto.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 21st, 2016 03:08 am
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We've been having sh#ty weather lately, so that should facilitate some work on this. I've been watching some
you-tube to get a better idea of what I need to do.
Budd I spent my time in Hawaii with about 70 Aussies,
my daughter married one and they are some of the most
out going people I ever met.
I hope my wife and I get down under someday!
gooday mate
Carl

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 Posted: Fri Oct 21st, 2016 06:42 am
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ON30Carl wrote:

Budd I spent my time in Hawaii with about 70 Aussies,
my daughter married one and they are some of the most
out going people I ever met.
I hope my wife and I get down under someday!
gooday mate
Carl


Awe shucks, I'm getting bashful, where is your son in law from Carl, not that it makes much difference, everyone is nice down here, it's just that some of us have better weather than the rest :2t:
It is a beautiful country.

Wayne from Sth Oz.



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 Posted: Fri Oct 21st, 2016 07:10 pm
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It has been awhile since I have done any serious structural soldering. I used to do a lot of it.

My favorite iron was, and still is, 80 watts with a big copper tip (I think it shows up in my tutorial on building turnouts).

If that isn't big enough, I have a jewelers torch powered by oxy-acetylene.

If you have sufficient heat, keep it clean and flux it. I use a rosin based flux whenever possible, but sometimes nothing but tinners flux will work, and it is acid based. Everything has to be thoroughly washed after soldering. I wash parts even if I used rosin flux.

In terms of holding stuff in place, I find that a piece of softwood, often cedar, works just fine. You won't be able to use it for anything else afterwards, but it does work.

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 Posted: Fri Oct 21st, 2016 10:17 pm
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Budd, they live in Sydney,
his dad is rapidly becoming
renoun for his transportation art.
His name is Steve Leadenham.
He sets up a booth at railroad
expositions
check out his face book page
https://www.facebook.com/steve.leadenham?fref=pb&hc_location=friends_tab&pnref=friends.all
Go to his photo page and scroll down past 1/2 way.
Some of his paintings look like photos
Cheers
Carl

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 Posted: Fri Oct 21st, 2016 10:39 pm
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I use wood clothes pins to hold stuff together. $1 at the dollar store will buy a lot of them.
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Had some time to try another attempt at building
a ladder. Here is my latest one. Better than the
last one.

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Carl

Looks good--keep going!

Just remember to clean flux off soon after soldering.

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