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james12s
07-24-2007, 12:00 PM
could i use a largeish soldering iron (40w or i have a quite powerful gas one that is about 150w eqiv.) and solder to solder/braze brass tube, and if so then what type of solder (i say type not which solder as i am in the uk and many that are in the us can not be found over here) could i use, i am not able to use a torch as i need to be able to do it in my bedroom (the reasons why are complicated and personal so please dont ask) and obviously a gas tourch and carpet would not be good


thanks in avance guys:chug:

james

Thorsteenster
07-24-2007, 12:24 PM
i used a soldering iron and some electric solder to braze small brass tube, held pretty well too. sooner or later i'll try making somthing with it instead of just joint testing.

james12s
07-24-2007, 12:28 PM
ok i think if i make it with that then if it needs to be stronger redo it, but do you know if that will work with tube to sheet

ExciteBox
07-24-2007, 12:58 PM
i use a 30 watt iron from radio shack to make this:

http://www.scale4x4rc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=13013

oldshovelhead
07-24-2007, 02:16 PM
slot car builders solder chassis together all the time with brass tube and sheet. I have a few in the ol' slot car pit box.

james12s
07-24-2007, 02:44 PM
ok guys thanks