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    RAF Crash Tender - Fire monitor - handle attachment
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    OK - a couple of useful ideas....thanks guys. Peter
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    Peter,
    Can't beat genuine Araldite! The longer the setting time the better strength
    Good Luck
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    Hi Pete.
    It may stick but it will always be a very weak joint and prone to breaking with the slightest knock.
    If that doesn't work how about filing off the lugs to increase the glueing area, putting a very short 90 degree bend on the end of the brass wire to go into a drilled hole to make a secure mechanical fixing and then applying the Araldite to fix it in place.
    You could then build up the Araldite to re-make the shape of the lug that you filed off.
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    Rob, I have just spoken to Roy at SLEC and he says he has made this joint OK with araldite and holding in place.......so perhaps I will give that a go first....! Thanks for your input - Peter
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    Rob, thanks for engaging on this topic. There really is not enough "meat" on the monitor moulding to drill a hole to take the brass rod......so I am here just looking at a "butt" joint of the end of the brass rod and a fiddly monitor moulding!
    Perhaps its worth contacting SLEC?
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    Hi Peter.
    The SLEC fittings are die cast white metal so you can't solder brass to them and you definitely need to make a mechanical fixing rather than a chemical fixing (glue) for the handles.
    It looks like there are some lugs cast into each side of the fitting into which you could possibly drill a 1.5mm hole to take the brass rod ends?
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    Rob, yes thats it. My fittings are from SLEC....the brass rod forming the operators handles need to fix to the monitor body somehow......? any good ideas of joing the brass rod to the dye cast metal ? Cheers Peter.
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    Hi Peter.
    Are you referring to the two arms that extend out from either side of the top nozzle piece with a cross piece that forms the operators handles? (see pic)
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    Are the fitting from Vintage Model Works? I made mine working monitors so they rotate on a 5mm tube, however I would suggest that you drill a clear hole in the top piece and thread the bottom something like 10 BA 0r M2
    PS they are made of white metal
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    Trying to move my 36" RAF Crash Tender restoration forward- I purchased set of deck fittings etc including fire monitors. However I am struggling to find a way to attach the brass "handle" to the monitor body ( lead ?) dyecast...... I have tried araldite etc but the contact area is just too small - cross section of 1.5 mm bar onto a semi- round monitor body part.

    Has anyone had a successful method to join these two parts ?
    Peter



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