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 Posted: 5 Aug 2017 17:42
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Hi,
and from the paint shop .........


Vallejo acrylic primer ........... and .........


Life Color ....... fitted freight bauxite. One more thing that I bought from ASDA as they are so handy for taking of excess solder and little clean ups are the following .........


two packs of these as 0.99 per pack for a pack of 36 assorted sizes. cheap as chips but very effective. I would not be without these now.
So after the last of the soldering ....... it will be my first real visit to the paint shop.
cheers for now.
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 Posted: 5 Aug 2017 21:54
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Looking forward to the paint job, you have gone through a steep learning curve and come out smelling of roses.

Paul

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Not roses quite yet. Once I get the brass buffers sorted and the hand rails at either end ( which will require to be re-bored as I have managed to get solder in them ) Then I may smell a little perfume.:avatar:
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As you are aware, brass takes up the solder like nothing else and there is always the possibility of de-soldering (destroying) other joints when soldering other components. You have already damaged one set of buffers, so why would you attempt to solder the new set in from behind ?? The solder carries just the same amount of heat as the brass you are soldering to. I would take Keith's advice and araldite the white metal casts onto the wagon.

Some valuable information...

http://www.arkits.com/articles/The_Art_of_Low_Melt_Soldering_modified.pdf

Part 1. Useful soldering items, flux, solder etc... No soldering in this video.



Part 2. Some actual soldering...



A very useful iron is a RSU - Resistance Soldering Unit. Shows simple technique for soldering fine white metal items to brass.



What is a RSU ??



Micro-Mark : http://www.micromark.com/Resistance-Soldering-Unit

Cheers, Gary.



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Hi Gary,

It should be ok to solder the brass buffers I'd think. It was white metal buffers that I incinerated.:avatar:

I am still awaiting their delivery yet but hope to have them by this weekend. :thumbs:

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Brass buffers, nice !

That will certainly make the job easier, soldering brass to brass. :thumbs:

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Yes,

I'm a lot more comfortable with that. This build has aided a big improvement in my soldering skills. Still far from perfect but a positive leap ahead none the less. Very happy with that.

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After what seems like forever I gave Roxey Mouldings a call to chase up my brass buffers. It turns out PayPal had not fully processed the order. The record of purchase was there but payment had not been taken.

So, that is now sorted and we wait again. Should be here for the weekend.

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Confirmation email this morning that my brass buffers are now en-route. I might disassemble the white metal fittings tonight and clean up the buffer beam in preparation for their arrival.

Might actually see this finished. :avatar:

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Fingers crossed that me buffers arrive today. It's been some wait.

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buffers arrived this morning:tophat: I'll be back on the Lowmac trail today / tonight.

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Painted for the end of the week, so Polly and Nellie can start to breath into life

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Of course ...... what else would you expect. :avatar: here is a piccie of the little blighters.


enough for another couple of wagons.
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Most of the stuff I needed for my recent resin loco body kit builds have come from Markits......good stuff and quite speedy service too.
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hi Keith,
unfortunately I did not go direct ...... but I will be in the future as the whole order experience was not great.
I will be needing more for various wagon kits and loco kits where whitemetal have been supplied. I'd imagine they will be at Telford so I may pay them a visit.
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