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Greetings!

All of the links for the images I posted on this topic have now been edited and are working properly.

For some reason postimage.org was recently blocked for a domain definition problem and had to change to postimag.cc

The result is all images hosted by the old URL will not resolve properly.  I had to go through every image link, one by one, and edit ".org" to ".cc"

If anyone notices any images that I may have missed on this topic, please let me know.  I will have to eventually go through all of my other forum posts and edit those image links also.

Many Thanks,

Bill
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Greetings!

All of the links for the images I posted on this topic have now been edited and are working properly.

For some reason postimage.org was recently blocked for a domain definition problem and had to change to postimag.cc

The result is all images hosted by the old URL will not resolve properly.  I had to go through every image link, one by one, and edit ".org" to ".cc"

If anyone notices any images that I may have missed on this topic, please let me know.  I will have to eventually go through all of my other forum posts and edit those image links also.

Many Thanks,

Bill
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TIPS / Re: Resistance soldering
« Last post by Rokket on 02 May , 2018, 01:53 »
Thanks for that Tim. I think I will try the micromark..one day.
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WARDROOM / Re: Working on a Gato
« Last post by Rokket on 02 May , 2018, 01:47 »
standing by for pix
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TYPE VII / Re: Interesting Model PRICE point 1/72 or 1/48
« Last post by Raymic1 on 01 May , 2018, 13:35 »
Yes the 1/48 is the better value for money as you get all the interiors and its BIG............ .
However to SUPER detail it will take me (and Bianco :) ) longer than i have left to live.....
I have therefore decided just to DETAIL and use 'Artistic Licence" to enable me to complete it before my unborn Grandkids leave home LOL LOL




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TIPS / Re: Resistance soldering
« Last post by 42rocker on 01 May , 2018, 11:15 »
Another input, late but I have used one. And of course a story that goes with.
Several years ago one of my friend/clients came in and sold me a huge box full of stuff. The stuff was a large group of "German medals" unfinished of course. A few of us might remember comics used to cost 5 to 10 cents each. After you opened the cover there was normally an ad or two. One of these ads was from this client selling "German Medals" copies, good ones.
Well part of the unfinished part was that they needed to have the pin added to the back of the medal. Well the medals were cast in "lead" and you had to solder the pin on without melting the medal. Happy to say that also in this box was a resistance soldering box and everything that goes with it. Boy did it work well.
Old, real old. But it worked and well.

On this one you had the wire that you plugged into the wall outlet which went to the box in which you dialed in the level that you wanted to work at. Then a grounding wire and then the wire that went to a carbon electrode that you touched to the area to be soldered and a foot pedal setup. Quick, real quick.

Interesting point the client was in the merchant marine and did the  Murmansk run several times. Was one of the seaman honored.

https://www.nytimes.com/1992/10/11/us/50-years-later-russia-honors-us-saviors.html

Interesting client.

Ok, resistance soldering worked great for us. Need machine and good carbons and fresh flux. The solder was old but worked just fine.

The mirco mark one should work just fine. I have looked at it several times in the past. Mine can do a lot larger jobs, which is not needed in this type of work.

Later Tim

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TYPE VII / Re: Interesting Model PRICE point 1/72 or 1/48
« Last post by bianco64squalo on 01 May , 2018, 11:06 »
Hi Tim, I have the Trumpeter 1/48.
I think that, despite the inaccuracy, is the only model that allows to reproduce the interiors of the U-Boat; and that worths the price.
With this kit there are years of works for superdetailing: every compartment is a model from itself...
I have no doubts: 1/48 forever...
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WARDROOM / Re: Working on a Gato
« Last post by 42rocker on 01 May , 2018, 10:48 »
Small update. GREAT for me however. I located those parts. RaRa. Took some pics and will try again to post a few when I get home later tonight.
Been working on to many other things Looking forward to working on this Gato again.

Later Tim
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Wow, Glenn the idea of an on deck (IXC) torpedo moving diorama sounds more and more interesting the more that I think of it.

Here are a few thoughts on it.
1st Deck line and up display. Use just part (1/2?) of a IXC deck. Left over (?) from a deck upgrade?
2nd Use railroad rail for the tracks to roll on. HO scale 1/87, this is 1/72, but it's close.
3rd Turn some wheels (4) on the lathe add axles and other stuff for the trolley.
4th Us 1/16 brass tubing for the poles. Need to make wench and other small items.
5th Use a cmk kit or ? ramp set up to show a torpedo going into and down the front hatch. (cut torpedo in half, cut at angle)
6th Use 2 torpedoes?, 1 on trolley and 1 going down the hatch. Or just use 1 - to show off trolley without a torpedo on it.

Of course as I sit here at a desk typing this I look down at the Trumpeter 1/48 scale sub and say why not up-size it. Do 1/48 scale?

Group Build thoughts also come to my mind.

Later Tim
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TYPE VII / Re: Interesting Model PRICE point 1/72 or 1/48
« Last post by 42rocker on 01 May , 2018, 10:15 »
Wow. What shopping around you did. Both prices that you stated are well below my wholesale prices. Way to go. In my case I don't have the time to shop for something that I want.
I'm looking forward to working on both of the subs.

So what is your thought or thoughts on the price difference and such between the 2 kits. 1/48 or 1/72?

Later Tim
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