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by Tricky Dicky
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: resistors
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: resistors

If you find soldering to LEDs difficult, then these solderless LED holders are very good, a bit expensive but a search on ebay or some Chinese sites should find something similar but cheaper. You do have to trim the legs down but if you want to panel mount them the holders do fit inside the bezels j...
by Tricky Dicky
Sun Jun 20, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: resistors
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: resistors

You really need to fit a resistor to each individual Led to avoid problems if you are wiring them in parallel. You can end up with one or 2 Leds robbing all the power from the the other Leds if you don't fit individual resistors. A single resistor feeding all of the Leds can get hot too, needing a ...
by Tricky Dicky
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Space X launch today
Replies: 78
Views: 15769

Re: Space X launch today

As I said previously... Wosh and its gone into space! Most of it never to be seen again! Cost = mega $. What a boring item IMO. A space rocket launch is now an everyday event. USA, China and Europe and every other country with a few Billon $ spare are launching space rockets, including India, who t...
by Tricky Dicky
Tue May 25, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Soldering (Electrical)
Replies: 27
Views: 9950

Re: Soldering (Electrical)

This is popular https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thermaltronics-TMT-TC-2-Tinner-0-8oz-Container/dp/B00NS4J6BY/ref=sr_1_14?dchild=1&keywords=Soldering+iron+tip+tin+flux&qid=1621880422&sr=8-14 Brian I have tried similar products but have not been impressed with the results so prefer my tried and tested metho...
by Tricky Dicky
Mon May 24, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Soldering (Electrical)
Replies: 27
Views: 9950

Re: Soldering (Electrical)

Thanks for the soldering advice Brian - useful as I am having real bother at the moment. Perhaps you or another member can help me. Just bought a new tip and after tinning 6 wires the tip will no longer hold solder and appears blackened. I’m using an antex 35w iron, 63/ 37 solder and DCC sapphic li...
by Tricky Dicky
Wed May 19, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: N Gauge
Topic: Preiser box
Replies: 3
Views: 2759

Re: Preiser box

Looks like a visit to Specsavers is due :D

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Wed May 19, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: HO & International
Topic: Track Maintenance Day in Armadilloville
Replies: 1
Views: 711

Re: Track Maintenance Day in Armadilloville

Well done Chops very entertaining! This hobby can be too serious at times :D

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Mon May 17, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: All Wiring and Electrical
Topic: Easy soldering!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3600

Re: Easy soldering!!!!

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by Tricky Dicky
Tue May 04, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: International Shipping Costs?
Replies: 26
Views: 1767

Re: International Shipping Costs?

hang on thread says International Shipping Costs :o


Just the usual thread drift. Chops reminiscing about when in Britain in the mid-sixties and how verdant it was and me pointing out how much had changed since. Wrist duly slapped.

Richard
by Tricky Dicky
Mon May 03, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: International Shipping Costs?
Replies: 26
Views: 1767

Re: International Shipping Costs?

Where we live is still in the main surrounded by pleasant greenery. If I look down the crescent I can see a wooded valley surrounding two Victorian reservoirs, the woods were a particular go to place in those times. Still a pleasant place to walk but like many places seems to attract undesirables th...