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by Tricky Dicky
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Soldering steel rail.
Replies: 9
Views: 818

Re: Soldering steel rail.

P.S. My flux always smokes. Does that indicate faulty technique as well? I'm clearly doing something wrong. Hi Artur I was not implying that smoking flux indicates bad technique, all fluxes smoke or evaporate off when heat is applied. I was just making the point you have a finite time to complete s...
by Tricky Dicky
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Layout Track & Design
Topic: Laying track between boards
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Laying track between boards

The only reason to split track on a board joint is to facilitate disassembly of an exhibition layout or on a fixed layout if you are having a removable section. Other than that I think you will end up creating problems where there are none. If you are worried that where your layout is housed might i...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Soldering steel rail.
Replies: 9
Views: 818

Re: Soldering steel rail.

I do not know what the difference in heat conductivity is between nickel silver and steel is but the technique should be the same maybe steel needs a slightly longer application of heat? For nickel silver rails I normally clean the rail surface with a fibre glass pencil and tin the rail surface with...
by Tricky Dicky
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Soldering steel rail.
Replies: 9
Views: 818

Re: Soldering steel rail.

Artur you did not say what wattage your iron has, I would say a 40 - 50 Watt iron should do it. Remember whilst soldering heat is drawn out of the iron into the rail, a higher wattage iron is able to replace that heat quicker. Higher wattage does not mean higher temperature, although on a temperatur...
by Tricky Dicky
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: AMAZON SCAM E-MAIL
Replies: 39
Views: 1036

Re: AMAZON SCAM E-MAIL

We got the Amazon phone call recently, it was reported in the local press that it was doing the rounds in the district. Seems the scammers use the area code then use an auto dialler to randomly phone numbers I shudder to think how many little old dears have fallen victim to these scum.

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: HS2
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: HS2

Well it looks like we are going to get HS2 as the man who holds the public purse strings has spoken in favour of it. The other day a cost of £108bn was put about I see today they are pricing it at £88bn, who do you believe?

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: The Real Thing
Topic: HS2
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: HS2

When HS2 was first mooted I was all for it on the basis that it was a scandal that we who invented railways have been left standing by the likes of Japan, France and Spain to mention just a few. On that basis it would simply be a vanity project but looking at the hard economics and benefits whilst i...
by Tricky Dicky
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Mini saws
Replies: 35
Views: 1621

Re: Mini saws

If one is looking for a make, to buy, i would look at Kity, or scheppach. Used both in the past, and been quite content. When I was still working we had a 250mm Scheppach at work with a sliding table and a run off bench behind long enough to take full sheets of ply and more. It was a joy to use, I ...
by Tricky Dicky
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Mini saws
Replies: 35
Views: 1621

Re: Mini saws

MG is this more along the lines you are looking for? https://www.axminster.co.uk/proxxon-ks-230-saw-300095 It is still dearer than a tile saw and has one serious drawback that the cutting depth is only 8mm. One of the reasons why tile saws will be cheaper than wood cutting types is that generally ti...
by Tricky Dicky
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Mini saws
Replies: 35
Views: 1621

Re: Mini saws

When specifying a table saw the depth of cut is determined by the diam. of the blade, typically a common 10” (250mm) blade will give an approx depth of cut of 1/3 of the blade diam. As the diam. of the blade is reduced that proportion of the blade depth reduces even more. Some of the hobby table saw...