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Where to store
cordless drill?

4" PCV pipe sleeve
with a notch for the trigger

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Soldering tools
I only use the smallest solder for model railroading.

Must Have

Solder Sucker
Deluxe Brass

Weller Soldering Gun
Sell it on eBay!

Tips on unsoldering train stuff. . .

The issue is usually how to unsolder something. Almost always, the problem with unsoldering something is the lack of flux in the existing joint. This is where a bottle of liquid flux is invaluable. In the electronics repair business, we typically paint the old joint with some liquid rosin flux with a small brush.

Using a larger iron is better for unsoldering. A smaller iron takes longer to heat the object, that time translates to heat migration and the area gets overall hotter than using a larger iron. I use an iron of 60 watts for everything. Remember, with soldering, the object is to get in and get out quickly. By the way, I never burn ties.

It is kind of like a house painter, they will use a 4 inch brush for things you and I would use a 1 inch. They have the technique and skill honed to use the larger tool. Soldering is an art, you have to develop and practice the technique.

Liquid soldering flux
From GC Electronics
Completely non-corrosive liquid solder flux
consisting of a solution of special rosin in alcohol.
Contains no traces of acids or chlorides and is
completely safe to use on even the most delicate
electronic equipment. For electronics applications. $6.95
http://www.action-electronics.com/kester.htm#Flux

Here are the tools I use to solder everything from a decoder wire to an HO rail. There is NO adjustment on my Iron, by the way. The advantages of the station is the thermostatic control and the sponge. Simple soldering irons typically have poor or no thermostatic control and get hotter and hotter the longer you use them as evidenced by their burned up tips. The tip in my Iron is 5 or 6 years old. It does not burn up, and is easy to re-tin. I cannot tell you how many times I left it on all night.

Too bad we don't have a video of the time I sat on my soldering pencil in a computer room about 20 years ago, burned a hole in my pants and my butt!

Joe Daddy

 

Stripping Paint off Delicate Plastic engines.


Removing Lettering on locomotives
is simple. Remove the part, and soak for
30-45 minutes in E-Safe and the
letters or numbers will disappear
I keep mine in a plastic sealed box ready
for that next bargain P2K or BLI loco!
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Where to store
cordless drill?

4" PCV pipe sleeve
with a notch for the trigger

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Soldering tools
I only use the smallest solder for model railroading.

Must Have

Solder Sucker
Deluxe Brass

http://www.bmrc.info/JOE-DADDY/1-mrr/Tools/HandTools/WellerGun_small.jpg

Weller Soldering Gun
Sell it on eBay!

Tips on unsoldering train stuff. . .

The issue is usually how to unsolder something. Almost always, the problem with unsoldering something is the lack of flux in the existing joint. This is where a bottle of liquid flux is invaluable. In the electronics repair business, we typically paint the old joint with some liquid rosin flux with a small brush.

Using a larger iron is better for unsoldering. A smaller iron takes longer to heat the object, that time translates to heat migration and the area gets overall hotter than using a larger iron. I use an iron of 60 watts for everything. Remember, with soldering, the object is to get in and get out quickly. By the way, I never burn ties.

It is kind of like a house painter, they will use a 4 inch brush for things you and I would use a 1 inch. They have the technique and skill honed to use the larger tool. Soldering is an art, you have to develop and practice the technique.

Liquid soldering flux
From GC Electronics
Completely non-corrosive liquid solder flux
consisting of a solution of special rosin in alcohol.
Contains no traces of acids or chlorides and is
completely safe to use on even the most delicate
electronic equipment. For electronics applications. $6.95
http://www.action-electronics.com/kester.htm#Flux

Here are the tools I use to solder everything from a decoder wire to an HO rail. There is NO adjustment on my Iron, by the way. The advantages of the station is the thermostatic control and the sponge. Simple soldering irons typically have poor or no thermostatic control and get hotter and hotter the longer you use them as evidenced by their burned up tips. The tip in my Iron is 5 or 6 years old. It does not burn up, and is easy to re-tin. I cannot tell you how many times I left it on all night.

Too bad we don't have a video of the time I sat on my soldering pencil in a computer room about 20 years ago, burned a hole in my pants and my butt!

Joe Daddy

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Removing Lettering on locomotives
is simple. Remove the part, and soak for
30-45 minutes in E-Safe and the
letters or numbers will disappear
I keep mine in a plastic sealed box ready
for that next bargain P2K or BLI loco!

http://www.bmrc.info/JOE-DADDY/1-mrr/Tools/HandTools/PICT7374_small.JPG

 

 

   

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