Re:Outside Frames, Blowtorches, & layouts
- Hmmm, doesn't sound like the Busy Bee kit is
designed to be dismantled. Obviously, without having a
look at one, I wouldn't like to comment further.
Regarding the Roxey "Foxdale" coach, I would
suggest that a Resistance Soldering kit (and solder paste)
would a better tool than a blowtorch for fitting the
panels. The coach sides are large slabs of brass, and they
may buckle with the heat from a blowtorch. But then, I've
never used one, any suggestions anyone? I've also never
used a resistance soldering set up, but everyone I know who
has, now swears by them. They work by passing a current
through the joint, giving instant localised heat.
I used solder paste and a hefty iron, which was
slow and messy. Iron and low-melt solder (145 degrees)
would probably work, but you may get a problem with flux
residues inside the joint. Another problem could be the
amount of heat needed to solder the body together
afterwards, and the prospect of unsoldering the panels!
Strategically placed heat-sinks should solve this though.
Thanks to all those who have made kind comments on
my Railway Modeller article, but looking at it now it seems
a bit waffly. Had there been less words, they could have
printed the photos bigger!
If anyone is in the vicinity, Bridport Town will be
at the North Petherton show this coming weekend, 27th and
28th, at the Community Centre, North Petherton, Somerset.
(On A38, just south of Bridgewater, M5 junction 24) Do
come and say hello.
On Mon, 22 Jan 2001 08:23:50 -0000 Victor Rybacki
> Thanks David - the cylinders and motion bracket in the kit attach to----------------------
> the outside frames, and I don't think there is an easy way to attach
> these components to the inner frames. I am trying to work out how to
> attach the outer frames to the inner ones by screws or some kind
> of 'saddle' which sits over the inner frames.
> I read you article in RM - interesting - I am going to have to get a
> blowtorch of some kit to assemble the Roxey IOM coach kit ! Any one
> got any suggestions of a supplier ?
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- The Busy Bee chassis kit id definitely not designed to be dis-
mantled ! I bought this as a quick kit but it has stalled while I
solve this problem (and find more time in an increasingly hectic work
life - is it me or are we all working harder, longer hours and more
exhausted at the weekends ?)
I am curious about your comments about soldering large pieces of
brass together as in the Roxey Foxdale kit - I had never thought
about the problem of flux residue after soldering two flat pieces
together. Obviosuly I wash the work pieces at the end of a soldering
session, but I think you are suggesting that flux stays in such a
joint and cannot be removed. Is this not a problem no matter what
soldering approach you use - I like to use solder paint myself.