Author Topic: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale  (Read 14477 times)

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #225 on: October 13, 2020, 10:31:33 PM »
several years back I had ordered some ginger and orange preserves, 4 jars, high end stuff!!! the box was on the front porch and there was a line of ants,, one out of the three jars survived, just one layer of thin bubble pack...
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #226 on: October 16, 2020, 11:23:08 PM »
did a little more hot work today,, fitting a soldered crankshaft,, have to shape the webs and clean it up a bit..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #227 on: October 17, 2020, 12:21:53 AM »
Slim seems happy with it!  The new flux work better than the old can?

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #228 on: October 17, 2020, 12:40:25 AM »
it worked, but the solder did not want flow as well I'm used to.. I still might do another loctite crank..(getting good at making webs)
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #229 on: October 17, 2020, 12:48:15 AM »
it worked, but the solder did not want flow as well I'm used to.. I still might do another loctite crank..(getting good at making webs)
Which silver solder are you using? I've noticed that the farther I go towards the Easy or Extra Easy grade the more it flows. Usually I use the Medium, but sometimes the lower grade is handy. Odd names, but at least they seem to be universal.

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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #230 on: October 17, 2020, 03:06:39 PM »
have to check the pack on monday, most likely stay-silver 15,, was gifted several packs a while back,, always flowed well for me,, many of the chambers I keep running had water cooled heat exchangers,, the old units were failing, to fit a replacement required a steel to copper joint and about ten more copper to copper..
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Re: 30ft 1890's navy steam launch 1/6th scale
« Reply #231 on: October 17, 2020, 03:21:42 PM »
have to check the pack on monday, most likely stay-silver 15,, was gifted several packs a while back,, always flowed well for me,, many of the chambers I keep running had water cooled heat exchangers,, the old units were failing, to fit a replacement required a steel to copper joint and about ten more copper to copper..
That is a very different type than what I use - the Stay-Silv-15 is a copper/phosphor brazing rod with only 15% silver. The style I use is the jewelry-industry silver solder wire, which is usually copper/zinc with 50 to 75% silver, comes in 20 and 22 guage wire, flows very well. I never tried the Stay-Silv type so I dont know how they compare.