Okay. I opened up the Erie K5 tender. From what I can tell, the capacitors are “SunCon” if I am looking at the right component.
Thats why you want to get braid with flux. It is available with and without. If you have braid without flux best to use a rosin flux with it. Both are many times faster at absorbing solder than braid without flux.Thanks John, another special case.
A couple of years ago a friend gave me in a small soft plastic bottle with a needle applicator; some type of acid acting as a flux. Put a drop on the braid, heat the braid with the iron while holding it to the solder joint This removes virtually all the solder. Many times you can remove the part after the solder has cooled. I've been (de)soldering a long time and this is by far the best desoldering technique I've ever used. I haven't used the vacuum sucker since I got the wick and acid.
That’s a nice looking locomotive.I picked up a MTH Erie PA1 from a seller on OGR. It was a limited run of Erie engines sponsored by Mr Muffins. I missed out on the original release, but found a fellow who was selling off some of his Erie collection. Mr Muffins had two road numbers produced. The 853 and 859. I wanted the 859.
The real Erie PA1 859 started life painted in the Erie black and yellow paint scheme. It was involved in a deadly head on collision in the 1950s in Sloatsburg NY. It was rebuilt and eventually received the new Erie two tone green passenger scheme. It labored pulling long distance trains on the Erie mainline and doing duty on commuter runs in NY and NJ for the Erie and later Erie Lackawanna. They even saw service in freight before they were eventually stricken from the roster.
I added a few details to the MTH model. The Erie two tone green PAs were pretty clean, detail wise, so this one didn’t need much added detail. I installed a firecracker antenna and some MU hoses on the front pilot...
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Thanks Bryan. It is nice in that the dark green is in fact, dark like it should be. I was a little hesitant with buying this engine as the photos I had seen of it, showed the green as too vivid.That’s a nice looking locomotive.