[WWI] WWI Digest, Vol 196, Issue 5

Harris Contos hcontos at verizon.net
Mon Mar 9 14:19:20 EDT 2020


Gee, "get 'em while they're hot" and "great tip," puns will be tolerated 
as I've got my Ilya Muromets in the wings... oops, sorry. Steven, can 
you provide a website where you got this, or the specific model no.?  
Thanks.  -Harris

On 3/9/2020 12:00 PM, wwi-request at wwi-models.org wrote:
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> Today's Topics:
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>     1. Heat source for tightening rigging wires (Steven Perry)
>     2. Re: Heat source for tightening rigging wires (Clarence Wentzel)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2020 17:11:46 -0400
> From: Steven Perry <sperry11 at tampabay.rr.com>
> To: wwi at wwi-models.org
> Subject: [WWI] Heat source for tightening rigging wires
> Message-ID: <8232a69f-c9a1-9733-b27d-956e1efcc95d at tampabay.rr.com>
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> I recently bought a digital soldering station that allows a wide range
> of temperatures to be set and maintained. While I bought it for other
> purposes, it dawned on me that I could set it lower and use it to
> tighten rigging. The little iron has a tip that is about 1/8" in
> diameter and tapers to a sharp point. Super easy to maneuver between
> wings and since it holds temp, no more hurrying to get a hot needle in
> place before it cools. I wish I'd had this thing while I was rigging my
> Ilya Muromets.
>
> So behind the usual disclaimers, I got mine at Motion RC for about 50
> bucks, .... so get 'em while they're hot!?? Sorry, I couldn't resist
>
> sp
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> Message: 2
> Date: Sun, 8 Mar 2020 17:18:49 -0400
> From: Clarence Wentzel <cewentzel at yahoo.com>
> To: World War I Modeling Mailing List <wwi at wwi-models.org>
> Subject: Re: [WWI] Heat source for tightening rigging wires
> Message-ID: <202003082118.028LIolZ013848 at mustang.sr.unh.edu>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
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> Great tip.  Thanks.
>
> Sent from Mail for Windows 10
>
> From: Steven Perry
> Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 5:12 PM
> To: wwi at wwi-models.org
> Subject: [WWI] Heat source for tightening rigging wires
>
> I recently bought a digital soldering station that allows a wide range
> of temperatures to be set and maintained. While I bought it for other
> purposes, it dawned on me that I could set it lower and use it to
> tighten rigging. The little iron has a tip that is about 1/8" in
> diameter and tapers to a sharp point. Super easy to maneuver between
> wings and since it holds temp, no more hurrying to get a hot needle in
> place before it cools. I wish I'd had this thing while I was rigging my
> Ilya Muromets.
>
> So behind the usual disclaimers, I got mine at Motion RC for about 50
> bucks, .... so get 'em while they're hot!?? Sorry, I couldn't resist
>
> sp
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