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Hello Again Fellow Members..
Would appreciate some advice please...I have received quite a lot of advcie as to appropriate solder iron for basic Model Railway work,,i.e. General-wiring (non decoder/Buliding e.t.c.)

I have never soldered before due to bad hands and i am going to give it a try....i was told the ANTEX temp controlled 50watt TCS230E version should fit the bill..

I was intending to buy from FARNEL`S Norwegain site but found it was £78.00
on there which is nearly twice as much as from u.k. so if anyone can advcie where i could buy one from in u.k. then have it sent to Norway would be obliged

also any leads to really top Soldering suppliers (online)

all the very best Steve
 

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Hello.
Off the top of my head. Have you tried Maplins ?
I heard that they had a special offer on a 50w soldering station for £60. I know they have other irons as well. Try them www.maplins.co.uk
 

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Hi Tony,
Good to hear from you..

yes i am aware of Maplins and others but they do not deliver outside uk unfortunately....

all the best Steve & many
thanks

regards steve
 

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QUOTE (norsk @ 18 Aug 2008, 16:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>.....also any leads to really top Soldering suppliers (online)......

Try www.finescale.org.uk - this is the website of Carr's/C+L Finescale. They carry a wide range of solders and related accessories such as soldering flux. They may even do a soldering iron that would suit you.

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John Webb
 

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Hello John
many thanks indeed for your most kind & helpful reply..much obliged to you..
have already mailed Carrs..after reading your post so we will see if they are able to assit

all the very best Regards Steve
 

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QUOTE (norsk @ 18 Aug 2008, 23:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello Again Fellow Members..
Would appreciate some advice please...I have received quite a lot of advcie as to appropriate solder iron for basic Model Railway work,,i.e. General-wiring (non decoder/Buliding e.t.c.)

I have never soldered before due to bad hands and i am going to give it a try....i was told the ANTEX temp controlled 50watt TCS230E version should fit the bill..

I was intending to buy from FARNEL`S Norwegain site but found it was £78.00
on there which is nearly twice as much as from u.k. so if anyone can advcie where i could buy one from in u.k. then have it sent to Norway would be obliged

also any leads to really top Soldering suppliers (online)

all the very best Steve

***Steve, Antex will supply you direct I think - there are "buy" options on their website.

Richard
 

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Hi Richard,
many thanks--yes was aware of ANTEX sirte sales just been a cheapscate trying to find lower price which i have..

all the best Steve
 
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