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Plummet21/02/2012 16:52:11
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The Boddington Barnstormer has its engine mounted on a Paxollin plate. I know that I could easily change the motor mounting, but I thought I would give the old way a try. I have seen small pieces of Paxolin on sale in the scrap boxes of model shops, but was unwilling to spend the time and diesel to go hunting. A quick web search, and I found a stockist, and local at that.

As we were passing I rang, and called in today. The company stocks lots of different types of board and sheet materials, and is happy to supply them by post, next day, mail order.

The company is Presspahn Ltd, in Bradford.

Plummet

Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator22/02/2012 00:03:43
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Good stuff paxolin - amazing what you can do with a pile of cardboard and some resin!

BEB

Peter Miller22/02/2012 08:08:59
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Paxolin makes great control horns and bellcranks. I also use copper clad epoxy PCB board for horns and bellcranks.

When used for eninge mounting it is great beacuse it breaks away saving the bearers. Also it is so quick and easy to swap engines.

Andy Green22/02/2012 08:31:22
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Here's one I prepared earlier.

Andy

Myron Beaumont22/02/2012 11:47:32
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Peter

Some of the old ways were the best weren't they . I bet most folks have an old "transistor" radio which contains a useful circuit board to be recycled

Andrew76722/02/2012 11:54:32
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Great find Plummet and only 20mins away for me!!

Andrew

Antiquated22/02/2012 20:47:29
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This company offers paxolin/srpb, and Maplin Electronics have similar as a single-sided PCB material (but with copper on one side, of course).

Paul Marsh22/02/2012 20:49:16
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We use Paxolyn at work, but the 10mm thick stuff - used for busbar supports and other non-conductive uses.

Chris Bott - Moderator22/02/2012 21:21:46
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Also look for Tufnol. Somewhere like this. Good prices, just keep an eye on postage rates.

Peter Miller23/02/2012 08:32:49
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Tufnol is much, much stronger. IT is made from frabric not paper. There was an engine that used a Tufnol disc valve. Not sure which engine, may have been an ETA 29.

Ben B23/02/2012 08:50:11
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If you go for the copper faced PCB board you can always dump it in the copper etchant overnight to make it plain board...

Chris Bott - Moderator23/02/2012 08:57:04
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Posted by Peter Miller on 23/02/2012 08:32:49:

Tufnol is much, much stronger. IT is made from frabric not paper. There was an engine that used a Tufnol disc valve. Not sure which engine, may have been an ETA 29.

Tufnol make both paper and fabric based board, see the Tufnol website.

Peter Miller23/02/2012 09:07:41
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Ah! Back when I was using it the generic term for the paper one was Paxolin and the fabric one was Tufnol. They were used to describe the type of material, not the manufacturer.

I seem to remember that guide blocks for control cables were made of Tufnol.

Peter Miller14/02/2018 15:51:14
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I just found a place that sells Tufnol and Paxolin. Called Trent Plastics. Just the job for engine mounts on vintage models as it (Paxolin) breaks easily in a crash and new plate gets you going in no time.

I needed some for my new project

Stuart Z14/02/2018 17:31:56
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Hi

Balsa Cabin does in small pieces, ( 9x6 inches).

mal brewer14/02/2018 19:33:51
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Posted by Peter Miller on 23/02/2012 08:32:49:

Tufnol is much, much stronger. IT is made from frabric not paper. There was an engine that used a Tufnol disc valve. Not sure which engine, may have been an ETA 29.

the Amco 3.5 bb used a Tufnol rear rotary disc valve........................Mal

Peter Miller14/02/2018 19:48:50
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Ah! Yes, I seem to remember that.

I know someone who has an almost new one in the box. Or they did have,could have sold it by now.

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