London Road Models

Resistance Soldering Unit, Soldering Materials and Tools

Resistance Soldering Unit.
Designed by the late Mike Grey, a 4mm modeller, member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers and a senior lecturer in electrical engineering, the London Road Models RSU was first introduced in 1994. Many thousands have been produced and supplied to modellers in a variety of scales from 2mm to Gauge 1, as well as professional builders and other manufacturers. The RSU is supplied ready assembled in a purpose built case incorporating a highly specified 100VA transformer and professional quality components. Five different voltage/power settings are available by selecting the appropriate pair of connectors. The specially manufactured carbon probe holder and insulated handle is fitted with flexible silicon cable for easy handling. The case has been revised and is now manufactured from stainless steel, unlike the earlier unit shown in the photograph, which featured an enamelled cover and an aluminium front plate. The instructions supplied describe how to provide a suitable “return lead work plate” as well as other methods providing a suitable return connection with the supplied return lead, in addition to covering the basic techniques for using an RSU. Replacement probe holder and lead sets, as well as carbon probes, are available separately. These can be found listed in the “Various” section of this website, under “ soldering materials and tools”. Articles on soldering techniques using the our RSU can be found in MRJ issues 74 and 82. Demonstrations of resistance soldering are often given at major finescale model railway shows. usually featuring the London Road Models RSU. Priced at £245.00, the RSU is available for collection at exhibitions or delivery by Parcel Force at £9.05 (this cost is due to its weight).
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Soldering Materials and Tools.
145 Solder – (3 metres) An excellent, free flowing solder, for etched kit assembly. £4.00
Phosphoric acid flux, 12% for use with brass and nickel/silver – available for collection at shows only. £3.50
Low Melt (73 degree) solder for assembling white metal kits and attaching w/m castings to etched kits. £4.00
Phosphoric acid flux, 6% for use with low melt solder – available for collection at shows only. £3.50
188 Solder Paint Solder – available for collection at shows only. £9.50
Aluminium Soldering Clamps (five) £1.50
Gravity Powered Rivet Embossing Tool £14.50
Replacement copper coated carbon rods 12″ length £1.50
RSU Probe and lead set. A replacement probe handle with brass collett as supplied with our RSU. Fitted with flexible silicon leads and 4mm plugs. Supplied with 5mm carbon rod. £40.00
RSU Probe handle with collet. £20.00
RSU return lead work plate. £54.50
Pair of magnets mounted in 90 degree machined blocks as supplied in work plates. £18.00
Spare lead plugs. £3.50
Extra flex lead (1 metre). £4.80
A simple guide to building etched kits, by Jol Wilkinson £2.50
Mashima Motors and Motor mounts – how to choose and install the correct one (includes scale acetate overlay for accurate motor mount selection) £2.50

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