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colin-stevens

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Litho plate
« on: April 15, 2007, 08:26:17 PM »

just been reading HMS Daring thread, wonderfull model, and found other folks using Litho Plate. I have been using it for years, found it wonderfulll for the hatches on my Ton class Mine sweeper. Trouble is cant getr it any more. tried several printers, they dont use it and have chucked it all away, B888888S!
does any one have a clue where i can get some now?
Ta
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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2007, 09:30:41 PM »

try a metal scrap yard .
Its where all the old stuff gets sent in the end . You may find they have boxes of the stuff ;)

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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2007, 09:34:18 PM »

tried that. but will try a few others. few and far between in this kneck of the woods.
thanks
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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2007, 09:29:08 PM »

hi colin, have you tried your local printers, or the nearest newspaper offices, they are the ones to see, as most national papers have gone digital and scrapped the old machines, and your right, lithoplate really is wonderfull stuff to work with, its amazing just what you can do with it, regards bri_c
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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2007, 10:27:54 PM »

pitty your so far away Colin i have a 2 foot sq sheet in the shed looking for a good home thats if its the right stuff ,it has a blue coating on one side .
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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2007, 10:39:53 PM »

Colin I dont know prices and such but if you have a look at this link they actually Make litho .

If it helps great but it might be worth asking them what they do with their offcuts /seconds


Hope this helps mate

Shane

http://www.starlitho.co.uk/
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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2007, 09:46:19 AM »

"it has a blue coating on one side"

That's the stuff, its green before being exposed to light when it turns blue, (negative made) this is then etched and fixed, and the roughened surface holds the ink.

 
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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2007, 12:34:03 PM »

If you cut up old coca-cola tins, they are a nice thin gauge aluminium suitable for plating work etc.

Ultimate recycling!

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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2007, 04:21:33 PM »

There is a couple of people on ebay selling the stuff. :)

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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2007, 06:18:08 PM »

that sheet in the shed is free to colin if he wants it as long as he wants it ,i will have to cut it up to size for posting although i may be able to roll it up .
Come on colin "do you want it :) ,do you  ;),ooh i bet you do  :D,oh yes  ;D,suits you sir  :o"
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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2007, 06:10:10 PM »

Colin I dont know prices and such but if you have a look at this link they actually Make litho .

If it helps great but it might be worth asking them what they do with their offcuts /seconds


Hope this helps mate

Shane

http://www.starlitho.co.uk/






No use what so ever, they do not have waste according to the e-mail they sent me, but thanks anyway.
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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2007, 09:51:11 PM »

Sorry about that . I would of thought any manufacturer would have scrap or offcuts   :(
On a plus side  have a look here  he says other packs , options are available so it may be worthwhile contacting him  ;)
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PACK-OF-LITHO-PLATE-FOR-R-C-MODELLING_W0QQitemZ150112908560QQihZ005QQcategoryZ34056QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Shane

 on  diff note where are you as I see an offer of a free sheet form somewhere else on this thread . I am in west midlands so if its a convenient middle point between you both  shout up I can hold it untill its collected  :)
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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2007, 08:25:56 PM »

Don't all come rushing, but Colin if you live in the south, I'm in West Sussex and work with litho plates every day, so I am sure I could get you a sheet or two.
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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2007, 12:19:47 AM »

Shane it's not a prob for me but if any one wants the sheet i can cut it into A4 size and post it ,prob only cost about 50p with the wrapper.
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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2007, 12:37:32 PM »

I think some of the online hobby stores need to start buying up stock & selling this.  I'd be interested for some of my larger scale projects.

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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2007, 01:01:10 PM »

Just as an aside, litho plate is easy to cut, roll, bend etc. BUT it is not easy to stick things to!

The print side is the side to stick to the hull and paint will stick to the natural aluminium but if you want to stick a small fitting to the polished side you may have a problem unless you provide a mechanical aid, such as a pin.

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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2007, 11:03:43 PM »

Thats rubbish, all you do is give it a rub with a scotch bright to slightly take off the shine, I do it to a full panel first, then you can super glue it, evo- stick it, apoxy it. no problem.
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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2007, 01:02:32 PM »

Dear Anon,

That's not what I said.

It's dead easy to stick sheets, panels and plates to hull etc. I normally use evostik or similar without problem BUT you can and do get some of the cyano's normally used for small fittings falling off the oxidisation that occurs almost instantaneously on ali. Epoxy is OK as is resin but that's not normally used for the smaller bits.

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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2007, 02:27:47 PM »

Well tony h , there,s lots of small parts stuck together in this picture, and no pins,
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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2007, 05:16:58 PM »

I bow to your superior knowledge/skill/etc.

And I'll stick to (no pun intended) wood in future.

Pity I wasted 3 years studying metallurgy and some time at Alcan in the past.

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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2007, 07:51:06 PM »

Cap Anon,

Nice photo - nice work  - and is that you in the top RH side?

Gnome from gnome?

Cheers

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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2007, 09:38:02 PM »

I think he is a bit taller, But the initials are right.

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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2007, 10:25:03 AM »

Well tony h , there,s lots of small parts stuck together in this picture, and no pins,

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Nice work!!
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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2007, 10:25:40 AM »

Back to the litho plate, a member of our group lives in Hobart, and works for the State Government Printers, so we have a continuing supply of the stuff at regular intervals, good quality and large sheets, I have stock piled enough to build several large models, bye now I am off to build something....



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Re: Litho plate
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2007, 10:33:20 AM »

Back to the litho plate, a member of our group lives in Hobart, and works for the State Government Printers, so we have a continuing supply of the stuff at regular intervals, good quality and large sheets, I have stock piled enough to build several large models, bye now I am off to build something....



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