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Taranis

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Re: Tyne Class Lifeboat build
« Reply #50 on: February 05, 2019, 12:34:56 AM »

Well deserved  :-)

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Re: Tyne Class Lifeboat build
« Reply #51 on: February 09, 2019, 01:14:10 AM »

I have been working on the stanchions and handrail on the stern of the boat. The stanchions are commercial 2 hole ones but the bases and deck mountings are made from plasticard and tube. The angled stanchions are made from brass rod and have been silver soldered together. This is the first time I have attempted any silver soldering as all the joints on the boat have been soft soldered using a soldering iron. I am pleased with the results and my silver soldering skills are improving with every joint.




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Re: Tyne Class Lifeboat build
« Reply #52 on: February 09, 2019, 11:37:47 AM »

Beyno,
More good work. I'm glad you've given silver soldering a go. You're right, as you progress it gets easier and neater at the outset, therefore, requiring less tidying up. Most of the time I use cheap 'swiss' files to tidy, saving the proper Vallorbe ones for my plastic work and kits. However, just recently I bought my first set of micro broacher / reamer files 0.4mm to 1.4mm in 0.2mm increments - six in all. These little files have five flat sides and at this size are virtually round. They do take the metal off well and allow one to get into the angle of joints well. I have just tested them out on neatening up further my upper steering position gate insert on my Shannon lifeboat. I will be posting the new gate insert 're-fettled' later next week on my Shannon build 'thread'. Keep up the good work, that silver soldering is looking fine and will give just a little more strength, should the brass work get a small knock.
Kim [C.C.]
PS - the broacher / reamer file set came from Cooksongold at www.CooksonGold.com in Birmingham. I think they are in the jewellery and silver area of that city and cost 16.72 including 2.65 p&p. Not cheap, but superb little tools that are effective.
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Re: Tyne Class Lifeboat build
« Reply #53 on: February 09, 2019, 10:05:48 PM »

Thanks for your comments Kim. I will certainly look at investing in a broacher set looks like they are ideal for getting in all the little nooks and crannies a normal needle file won't.
Chris
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