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>> Home > Tags > styrene

All hooked up, nowt happens... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Here's a pic of the set-up, with the ESC central. Rx is in a little styrene box I made for it. Shows the motor too on its mount. Martin And yes I got the heat shrink on the battery leads the wrong way round, but had so much trouble soldering the bloody wires to that stupid t shaped plug I couldn't be arsed to change em over!

Skimmer by solo1274 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 23 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 18" Skimmer Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor Direct Drive Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 11Amp/h Batteries - Comments: built from styrene. Used some online plans as a guideline.

Kingfisher by solo1274 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 23 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 36" Kingfisher Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through viper 15 (10Amps) ESC - Comments: Built from plans downloaded on the internet. Hull is planked with a wood deck planked over ply. The superstructure is also made in wood, mostly 3mm ply.

Old outboard motor... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Doug, I do have a Hobbyking CNC ally one and now have a brushless inrunner for it. I got it when they were very cheap a while back. Wouldn't pay what they now want for them and Graupner are always way overpriced. I could be tempted with 7 quid for a Hobbies one though, just to see how it goes together. The K&O are gorgeous but collector money and the Alterscale are dummies, albeit nice dummies and also bloody expensive. I sliced the little vintage jobby I bought down the joint line with a fine saw blade in the minidrill today and all is well. It just needs new wires and some grease when I can find some good styrene/nylon grease. The motor is a two magnet Kako, many examples of which I have in store. Even has a nice little built in switch. I reckon 3 volts is probably all the transmission can take. The gears are not, as I assumed bevels, but 2 spur gears! I now have to find a way of making the prop shaft stay on the motor shaft! I'm loving this restoration stuff. Painted the red on my Star yacht today with my best chisel headed sable and got a special 1/4 litre of the emerald green mixed in HMG enamel (the very best there is). Tried to win a lovely Starlet off ebay, but some sod beat me to it last minute. I hope it leaks Martin

Styrene Allergy? by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Sorry joined the thread late on ,when brass fumes etc were being mentioned ,black nitrile are very good for folk who are very sensitive to talc and other types if powder used inside some gloves

Styrene Allergy? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Glad to hear that Nerys 👍 All's well ... 😉 Don't forget to Blog the build!! I use Contacta as well, good stuff. Cheers, Doug 😎

Styrene Allergy? by Nerys Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
I ceased work on the kit for a few days for my hands to recover and am now using blue nitrile gloves. I am using Revell Contacta Professional glue. Since resuming work, I have had no problems - so far, so good! I can't see that fumes come into the equation unless the styrene is being heated. Nerys

Cleaning sails, toy yachts, etc.... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I just got a lovely old Star SY 3 yacht and needed to clean some filthy sails. My wife suggested Vanish and blow me down with a genoa, it's working. A generally mid to dark grey (I believe oil based) grubbiness has all but disappeared and I should be able to re-rig them with some new off white 1.3mm string from Caldercraft fittings at Cornwall Model Boats. I can make new styrene bowsies and any metal hooks and loops. I've scraped the mast and bowsprit fittings of rust until they look shiny again, repaired a broken mast and repainted the green edging which had been a bit knocked about. I love doing these restorations more than making new stuff! Martin

Styrene Allergy? by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Styrene fumes? You'll only get fumes if you heat it. My chum works a vac-former to make model car glazing and he thoroughly washes every sheet of PVC before forming it. Stops micro-bubbles forming. I use blue nitriles when epoxying. I always found latex melted on contact with most of the things I used, like enamel paint, Marineflex, etc. Nitriles stay put. Martin

Styrene Allergy? by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Spoke with the H&S Adviser at the University he said that disposable masks are no good for Styrene fumes you would need a filter type like 3M 6051,he also said if your allergic to handling it best to use Black Nitrile gloves as used by tattooists and to sook the fumes off with a vacuum or extractor.👍

Styrene Allergy? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Good point about the gloves Martin!👍 Not being affected (like Granny used to say "No sense, no feeling"!) I hadn't considered that and never 'eard of blue nitrile! Would be interesting to know which glue Nerys is using! Would also recommend that she washes her plastic stock with washing up liquid, to remove any possible residue from the production process, before starting to cut it. Cheers, Doug

Styrene Allergy? by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Where gloves are concerned, use blue nitrile as there are probably more people allergic to latex than styrene! Don't know about you though, but I can't breathe in any mask worth it salt. I just do it all outside in the almost permanent breeze that blows round my bungalow. I stand in the doorway of the shed and spray out into the great blue yonder. Styrene, fortunately doesn't affect me. When Slater's first popularised Plastikard, old man Slater used to demonstrate the making of things like model house window frames with Micro strip and Slater's own solvent called Mek-Pak. The smell was glorious and just oozed quality modelmaking to me. I always made a bee-line to Slater's stand at any suitable exhibition. These days I use Plastic Weld as it does more plastics than just styrene and it doesn't have that lovely "esterish" smell. Martin

Styrene Allergy? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Since Styrene itself is an oil, suspected in some countries of being carcinogenic, used in producing various polyxxx plastics, I strongly suspect the the glue is the source of the problem as you can't be coming into contact with styrene oil itself. So I repeat, good ventilation, extractor fan, thin latex surgical gloves and a face mask as one should also use when spraying. Cheers, Doug 😎 PS Sell that kit and buy something friendlier!😉

Styrene Allergy? by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Nerys, my son is allergic to all types of plastic glue, so he only works with other materials. I am allergic to rust, not good when you work with iron and steel. I have to use gloves and a mask. It may be advisable to ask your gp for a skin allergy test. Cheers Colin.

Styrene Allergy? by Tug_Hercules Seaman   Posted: 1 month ago
Not necessarily allergic to Styrene, but many are allergic to CA Glue. Once a CA Glue sensitivity develops, it is difficult to overcome. Try masks; try good ventilation. Even when cutting Styrene, ensure You have good ventilation.