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Author Topic: Soldering Iron - What To Buy?  (Read 540 times)

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Offline Izzy

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Re: Soldering Iron - What To Buy?
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2019, 08:50:29 AM »
Hi New to N Gauge. Sorry to Jump onto the end of this thread. I've done a lot of soldering in the past with gas and electric soldering irons. Never have I used them for model railways. I'm after a bench with variable control. I want to scratch build make etched brass kits and wiring. Any recommendations for which iron to go for? Thanks in Advance

All I have used for the past 10 years or so is a small 15watt Antex along with Ersin multicore tin/lead solder (not lead free- ugh), + phosphoric acid as flux. The small size of the iron makes it easy to use for both construction and wiring. With a few different sized tips itís all I find I need. Be aware you donít need huge amounts of heat to put etched metal or scratch built rolling stock together, so itís mostly done with a 1mm tip.

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Re: Soldering Iron - What To Buy?
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2019, 07:51:15 AM »
Thank you for your help

 

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