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Author Topic: Soldering an Etched Kit  (Read 840 times)

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Offline lil chris

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Re: Soldering an Etched Kit
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2019, 04:53:12 PM »
Excellent tutorial Steve,thanks for this I had no idea at all how to solder like this. I might just try it some time.
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Re: Soldering an Etched Kit
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2019, 09:19:54 PM »
Thank you for the kind feedback guys. I hope that it proves useful to you all.

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Re: Soldering an Etched Kit
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2019, 10:13:23 PM »
Thank you for the kind feedback guys. I hope that it proves useful to you all.

Great tutorial Steve, and a really helpful refresher to the soldering lessons you were kind enough to give me.

Roy

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Re: Soldering an Etched Kit
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2019, 10:24:49 PM »
Thanks Roy, we've still got that wagon chassis to finish sometime too.  :)

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Re: Soldering an Etched Kit
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2019, 05:00:04 AM »
Thanks for that excellent series, Steve. It's contributions like this that make the forum such an excellent resource as well as being a meeting place for N gauge modellers the world over.  :beers:



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Re: Soldering an Etched Kit
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2019, 11:42:48 AM »
I've just received four of the 2mm Association etches for their replacement for the Peco 10' wheelbase chassis. I ordered these on Saturday and arrived this morning - excellent service.



Would anyone be interested in a new tutorial on how to build one of these etches and fit N gauge wheels? Obviously, I'll be building one first to make sure there are no obvious issues and it will be slightly modified to work with the fish van body.

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Re: Soldering an Etched Kit
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2019, 11:44:43 AM »
I've just received four of the 2mm Association etches for their replacement for the Peco 10' wheelbase chassis. I ordered these on Saturday and arrived this morning - excellent service.



Would anyone be interested in a new tutorial on how to build one of these etches and fit N gauge wheels? Obviously, I'll be building one first to make sure there are no obvious issues and it will be slightly modified to work with the fish van body.

Yes please !!
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Re: Soldering an Etched Kit
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2019, 12:27:29 PM »
Agree with everyone, that's really helpful, thanks! My one foray into a brass kit was an unmitigated disaster, may have to have another go!

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Re: Soldering an Etched Kit
« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2019, 12:57:47 PM »
Would anyone be interested in a new tutorial on how to build one of these etches and fit N gauge wheels? Obviously, I'll be building one first to make sure there are no obvious issues and it will be slightly modified to work with the fish van body.

yes please

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Re: Soldering an Etched Kit
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2019, 01:52:34 PM »
+1 from me, I've got one of the 2mm trial kits sitting around waiting to be started.

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Re: Soldering an Etched Kit
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2019, 05:07:42 PM »
Yes please. Thinking about the 2mm chassis kits for some of my wagons. Would be a great help.

Twinklekev.

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Re: Soldering an Etched Kit
« Reply #26 on: April 01, 2019, 06:23:25 PM »
Agree with everyone, that's really helpful, thanks! My one foray into a brass kit was an unmitigated disaster, may have to have another go!

Thanks njee20. My first couple of attempts at etched kits were a bit of a disaster too. As with most things, you learn from the experience and get a little better with every subsequent attempt. It was when I was shown how to solder as described in my previous posts that I really started to improve. I still make mistakes but I'm getting better at (a.) avoiding them and (b.) working out how to undo mistakes when they do happen.

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Re: Soldering an Etched Kit
« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2019, 06:26:10 PM »
Ok, I'll do another tutorial on how I build the 2mm Association chassis kits in the not too distant future.

For the moment, I've just finished the first of these and will leave you with this.



It still needs some vacuum pipes (and correct spoked wheels) but is otherwise ready for painting.

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Re: Soldering an Etched Kit
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2019, 08:49:58 PM »
Part one on building a 2mm Association etched chassis kit has now been posted and can be found here: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=44927.0

 

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