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Title: 14 mm 3 hole flat brass stanchions (for Fairmount Alpine)
Post by: david48 on February 02, 2014, 11:01:38 AM
Thought this might be of help .I wanted to change the supplied stanchions in the kit of Fairmount Alpine to brass  could not find any so went to PPD at Lochgilphead thy photetched me a  A4 sheet . I supplied the drawing and thy then did the art work to do the etching .Thy have managed to get 1080 on to the A4 sheet.The total cost inc art work ,delivery,VAT,finished product came to 46.80 .When I made the drawing I made the top hole so it would take a .75 mm brass wire and the other 2 holes to take a .50 mm brass wire. When I talked to the thy said that now thy have the art work the cost would be a lot less for a A4 sheet.The finished product is by far better than the stamped white metal/ aluminium ones . If the hole size is not to the requirement it would be just a phone call to get that changed.
There contact details
PPD Ltd, 3 Highbank Park , Lochgilphead ,Argyllshire Scotland PA31 8NN    Tel no 01546602963 
 Email enquiries@ppdltd.com
Title: Re: 14 mm 3 hole flat brass stanchions (for Fairmount Alpine)
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 02, 2014, 11:08:22 AM

Any pictures please


Ken



Title: Re: 14 mm 3 hole flat brass stanchions (for Fairmount Alpine)
Post by: david48 on February 02, 2014, 01:38:28 PM
Hi Kenny I will try not had much success on other attempts
David
Title: Re: 14 mm 3 hole flat brass stanchions (for Fairmount Alpine)
Post by: Neil on February 02, 2014, 01:50:25 PM
thanks david......good bit of info........cheers, neil.
Title: Re: 14 mm 3 hole flat brass stanchions (for Fairmount Alpine)
Post by: Mark T on February 02, 2014, 01:53:26 PM
Hi David - I wish that I had known this last week I've just bought the round type brass stantions for my Alpine.  They were about the same price but I think the flat ones may look more realistic.  Good luck with your build
Title: Re: 14 mm 3 hole flat brass stanchions (for Fairmount Alpine)
Post by: Circlip on February 02, 2014, 01:59:39 PM
Not seen these?
 
   http://www.billingboats.com/Fittings2.html (http://www.billingboats.com/Fittings2.html)
 
  Regards   Ian.
Title: Re: 14 mm 3 hole flat brass stanchions (for Fairmount Alpine)
Post by: Mark T on February 02, 2014, 02:04:50 PM
Hi Circlip - The flat ones that billings now supply are aluminium and cannot be soldered.  I contacted billings to ask how you are supposed to assemble them and they suggested epoxy - Now that would be difficult  :((
Title: Re: 14 mm 3 hole flat brass stanchions (for Fairmount Alpine)
Post by: Circlip on February 02, 2014, 02:45:19 PM
 :embarrassed:  Sorry guys, I remembered the ones in the original Zwarte Zee fittings kit were brass.
 
  Regards   Ian.
Title: Re: 14 mm 3 hole flat brass stanchions (for Fairmount Alpine)
Post by: david48 on February 02, 2014, 02:57:24 PM
well here goes 3rd attempt at picture------
Title: Re: 14 mm 3 hole flat brass stanchions (for Fairmount Alpine)
Post by: david48 on February 02, 2014, 03:00:22 PM
All credit to this picture go to my daughter, no way in the world could I have done this resize
David
Title: Re: 14 mm 3 hole flat brass stanchions (for Fairmount Alpine)
Post by: Mark T on February 02, 2014, 03:50:58 PM
David they look really smart  :-))   Are you going to silver solder your railings??
Title: Re: 14 mm 3 hole flat brass stanchions (for Fairmount Alpine)
Post by: david48 on February 02, 2014, 04:04:32 PM
Well there's a thought ,if thats an option I will have to buy the silver solder gear .The last time I did that I was using oxy/acetaline gear all a bit big for this I think.
Whats the approved gear these days. Iwill do the Google thing yet again.
David
Title: Re: 14 mm 3 hole flat brass stanchions (for Fairmount Alpine)
Post by: Mark T on February 02, 2014, 04:10:14 PM
David you can get a butane torch off of ebay for about a fiver see here


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Butane-Pencil-Torch-For-Melting-Silver-Gold-Tin-Aluminium-Brass-Glass-Solder-/321311110852?pt=UK_Crafts_JewelleryMaking_GL&hash=item4acfa276c4


Also this company can supply a low temperature silver solder paste in a syringe see here


http://www.cupalloys.co.uk/low_temp_silver_solder/index.asp


Mark

Title: Re: 14 mm 3 hole flat brass stanchions (for Fairmount Alpine)
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 02, 2014, 08:24:28 PM

Very nice set you have produced.     :-))

I would have thought ordinary solder will work fine on these small items.


Ken