Soldering

Soldering irons, stands & solder!

This 240 volt Iron comes fitted with a mains plug and has a rated power of 15watt and a working tip tempreature of 370 C. and is suitable for fine detail work.

Fitted with a 2.3mm (No.820) chrome plated tip as standard.

Antex tips in varying sizes are available from us. Suitable replacements for the "Model C" iron are No. 10/102/103/104/106/107/202/302/820/821 & 822.

£34.00
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(Product Ref 519)

This 240 volt Iron comes fitted with a mains plug, and has a rated power of 18watt and a working tip tempreature of 390 C. and is a good all round soldering iron.

Fitted with a 2.3mm (No.1100) chrome plated tip as standard.

Antex tips in varying sizes are available from us. Suitable replacements for the "Model CS" iron are No. 1100/1101/1102/1103/1105/1106/1107/1108 & 1109.

£34.00
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(Product Ref 6036)

If you only need one soldering iron this is the One

Antex 240 volt Iron (mains plug fitted) has a rated power of 25watt and a working tip temperature of 420 C. and is excellent for general soldering and those requiring a higher temperature.

£34.00
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(Product Ref 520)

775-10 30W 3 in 1 Temperature Controlled Soldering Station.

A fantastic 3 in 1 soldering station - suitable for modelling, soldering and pyrography.
For mains operation - fitted with a British plug.
Soldering iron 24V/30W.
Soldering iron stand.
Complete with 6 tips
Full instruction manual included.

Manufactured in Germany

£81.95
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(Product Ref 55073)

Ideal for small white metal, Etch Brass and Nickel silver kits.

775-20 80W High Power Temperature Controlled Soldering Station.


For mains operation - fitted with a British plug.
Soldering Iron 24V/80W comes with a "pencil-shaped" Soldering Tip.
Internal heated tip.
Illuminated power switch
Soldering Iron Stand.
Full instruction manual included.

Manufactured in Germany

£112.95
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(Product Ref 55074)

A good value soldering iron ideal for occasional use.

Fitted with 240v mains plug and 3.5mm bit.

£7.95
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(Product Ref 5094)

Idea Fluxed  solder for general soldering of electronic components in tube dispenser.

£1.95
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(Product Ref 1587)

Desoldering braid or solder mop will readily soak up molten solder, allowing joints to be cleaned up or desoldered. Braid width 2.5mm, length 5 feet.

£2.50
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(Product Ref 72048)

Ideal multicore solder for general soldering of electronic components. 100g on reel.

£7.95
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(Product Ref 41206)

Vacuum action solder sucker for easily removing unwanted solder.

£4.00
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(Product Ref 55083)
Sapphire 145 is 0.8mm diameter solder with no peaking and which flows absolutely brilliantly. It has a very narrow melt range which makes quick joints on detail parts a pleasure, yet it flows exceptionally well for long seams on brass kits. Whilst we recommend that it is used with our Sapphire flux and no-clean flux, it also has a multiple flux core to assist wetting and flow. This specially formulated solder for brass or nickel silver kit assembly is simply the very best available anywhere! Sapphire 145 used by some of the best professional loco builders in the world simply because it works better!
£7.95
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(Product Ref 43098)

This is the standard industry Low temperature solder for the assembly of whitemetal castings. The solder melts at 70C but when fully fused with whitemetal it re melts at a higher temperature. As this solder does not have good penetration qualities, when soldering whitemetal to brass or nickel silver, you should tin the brass with a 138 or 145 C Solder before soldering the parts together. Whitemetal often contains a high proportion of Antimony, which reacts badly with Zinc, a constituent of brass. (Antimony is an essential ingredient of some low melting point solders. The drawback is that it makes joints brittle. Tinning helps to avoid this problem.

£4.65
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(Product Ref 49246)

Honey Super Flux Paste
Acid free, non corrosive, neutral residues. Highly effective colloidial consistecy through a special production process.

£9.95
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(Product Ref 51222)

Liquid soldering flux for whitemetal.
Liquid fluxes are an acidic solution used to help clean metal surfaces and assist with the bonding of solder to metal.

£6.50
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(Product Ref 43100)
£6.75
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(Product Ref 57492)

A protective mat designed to prevent flame and scorch damage to table surfaces duing soldering. Mat measures 244 x 244mm.

£8.95
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(Product Ref 59025)

Weller bench stand for micro soldering irons (12/15 and 20w).

£23.00
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(Product Ref 4394)

Replacement sponge for Antex stands ST4 and ST6.

£1.50
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(Product Ref 55092)

Suitable for all Standard Antex soldering irons. Includes sponge and slip resistant feet.

£9.00
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(Product Ref 55072)

Ideal for polishing and burnishing - particularly soft metals. Refills available for the glass fibre head, which erodes away while polishing.

£4.50
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(Product Ref 1569)
Contains three propelling Scratch Brushes, one with fibre glass refill fitted, one with brass refill fitted and one with steel.
£7.95
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(Product Ref 90815)

17mm diameter sting bound glass fibre brush. Length 180mm.

These large glass fibre brushes are ideal for working on large areas, preparing for soldering and cleaning up contamination or corrosion.

£15.95
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(Product Ref 77457)

8mm diameter glass fibre brush contained within a propelling type holder and body. Length 105mm.

These large glass fibre brushes are ideal for cleaning and preparing surfaces for soldering and for cleaning up joints, contamination or corrosion.

£21.95
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(Product Ref 44308)
Antex 103 Soldering Iron Tip No.103 (4mm)
£6.25
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(Product Ref 524)
Antex 104 Soldering Iron Tip

Tip for M, C & TC25 Irons
Tip Diameter: 4.7mm
£5.50
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(Product Ref 97499)
Antex 302  Soldering Iron Tip 2.3mm

Suitable for Antex "Model M & C" soldering irons
£6.25
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(Product Ref 55041)

Antex No.51 Soldering Iron Tip 3mm

Suitable for Antex "Model XS" Soldering Irons.

£6.25
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(Product Ref 522)

Antex No.52 Soldering Iron Tip 4.7mm

Suitable for Antex "Model XS" Soldering Irons.

£6.25
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(Product Ref 55056)

Antex No.57 Soldering Iron Tip 0.12mm


Suitable for Antex "Model XS" Soldering Irons.

£6.25

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(Product Ref 55053)

775-21 Soldering Tip - pencil-shape (long-life)
Suitable for High Power Soldering Station (775-20)

£5.99
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(Product Ref 55142)

An adhesive tape which will withstand temperature in excess of 400 C, and is therefore useful for holding parts together while they are soldered. Etched overlays may be taped down to an aluminium plate, which is then heated gently.

£7.00
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(Product Ref 46223)

This 240 volt, 12 watt Iron has a mains plug fitted and a working tip temperature of 370C and is suitable for fine detail work.

Fitted with a 0.5mm (No.10) chrome plated tip as standard.

Antex tips in varying sizes are available from us. Suitable replacements for the "Model M" iron are No. 10/102/103/104/106/107/202/302/820/821 & 822.

£34.00

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(Product Ref 6627)
Rekrow RK3114 Butane Gas Soldering Set
£22.50
MRP £38.95

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(Product Ref 62543)

The solder that in combination with our Sapphire No Clean Flux, makes everyone an expert! Sapphire 179 solder is 0.6mm diameter solder which flows absolutely brilliantly. It is perfect for brass, copper, wiring, trackwork, soldering to nickel silver or steel and it even solders spring steel and to 300 and 400 series stainless steel when used with the right flux. It has a very narrow melt range which makes dry joints a thing of the past. It has a multiple flux core to assist wetting and flow. Because it contains some silver it ts is a little more expensive than standard solders but we make no apology for that, as this specially formulated solder is simply the very best available anywhere! Sapphire 179 used by many electronics experts and some of the worlds best professional loco builders simply because it works better!

£7.95

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(Product Ref 9296)

Stand for Weller standard "SP series" (15/25/40 & 80w) soldering irons.

£26.00

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(Product Ref 46666)

Suitable for all Standard Antex soldering irons. Includes slip resistant feet, or can be screwed down for permanent fixing.

£16.95

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(Product Ref 9498)
Antex 1107 Soldering Iron Tip (0.12mm)

Suitable for Antex Model "CS, TCS & SD50" Soldering Irons
£5.50

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(Product Ref 55046)

Antex 1108 Soldering Iron Tip (3mm)

Suitable for Antex Model "CS, TCS & SD50" Soldering Irons.

£6.25

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(Product Ref 55049)
£9.00

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(Product Ref 44833)

High power soldering iron for when a more robust iron is required comes fitted with a 3.5mm straight tip.

Comes with small bench stand.

£16.75

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 9497)

High power soldering iron for when a more robust iron is required comes fitted with a 3.5mm straight tip.

Comes with small bench stand.

£17.40

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 41516)

High power soldering iron for when a more robust iron is required comes fitted with a 4mm straight tip.

Comes with small bench stand.

£18.25

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 35869)

Sapphire 100 is an exciting solder which is designed for use on white-metal and similar alloys. We worked hard to make sure that its composition coexists better with brass than conventional 70 degree low melt solders, so while tinning is still recommended for larger joints this solder will work without pre-tinning so it is not always essential for smaller parts.

Its low temperature gives the ability to solder quickly and well without heating up the white-metal too much. It reacts differently and it can be re-worked… Because unlike 70 degree solder it will not combine with the white-metal and produce a weak ‘sludge’, so joints end up stronger.

Clean the white metal properly and use a good flux and you will also find it has much better flow and needs less per joint than conventional WM solder! We hope you like the way we present it – we often find that with bar solders even we cannot tell which one is which, so we cast it into a shape that makes it impossible to forget.

£10.95

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(Product Ref 80263)

145 degree melting point solder in small size wire type sticks. Approx 20 grams.

£5.25

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 87598)
£7.95

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(Product Ref 49268)

Liquid soldering flux for brass.

Flux is used to aid the flow and adhesion of solder and very useful when de-soldering and re-soldering. A good general flux, designed for use on brass kits, very active at low temperatures.
 
£6.50

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 43101)

775-51
Features a heavy base,
and tip cleaning sponge.
Suitable for most soldering
irons.

£5.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 79269)
Supplied with one 4mm glass fibre refill ready fitted. Twist top propels & retracts the refill.
Very High Quality. Made in Germany.
£7.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 102116)

10mm diameter string bound glass fibre brush. Length 180mm.

These large glass fibre brushes are ideal for working on large areas, preparing for soldering and cleaning up contamination or corrosion.

£11.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 77456)
Refill for 8mm propelling glass fibre scratch brush.
NB Photo shows refill on left and scratch brush 70540 on the right. Scratch brush not included and must be purchased separately.
£10.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 101576)
Antex 107 Soldering Iron Tip (0.12mm)

Suitable for Antex "Model M & C" soldering irons
£6.25

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 55038)

Antex 1105 Soldering Iron Tip (0.5mm)

Suitable for Antex Model "CS, TCS & SD50" Soldering Irons.

£6.25

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 55047)

Suitable for Antex "Model XS" Soldering Irons.

£6.25

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 48143)

775-11 Soldering Tip Set (2pcs)
For StarTec 3 in 1 Low Temp Soldering Station (775-10)

£3.99

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 25353)

775-22 Soldering Tip - chisel-shape 2.2 (long-life)
Suitable for High Power Soldering Station (775-20)

£7.99

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 57408)

Replacement heating element for Antex irons.

Several power rateings are available, all at £15. Please specify the rating or iron you have in the other information boxes of the checkout screen. UK delivery can be expected to take 7-10 days.
Antex irons are
Model M 12 watts (part 77701)
Model C 15 watts (part 77703)
Model CS 18 watts (part 77721)
Model XS 25 watts (part 77741)

£15.35

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 67549)
Soldering Tip - chisel-shape 2.2 (long-life)
Suitable for High Power Soldering Station (775-20)
£7.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 42670)
£13.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 2374)
Have a question? Contact us

Soldering is often the most effective way of connecting two metals to give good physical bonding and electrical contact. Solder bonds well to many metals, and particularly well to copper.

The amount of heat generated by a soldering iron is usually expressed in watts, with most irons used in modelling and electronics being in the range of 12 to 25 watts. It must be remembered that a 25 Watt iron will not run hotter than a 12 Watt iron, but it will have more power available to quickly replace heat drained from the iron during soldering. The larger the components being soldered, the more heat necessary and the higher the power (watts) required. As too much heat can damage the components being joined it is important, within reason, to match the size of the job with the size of the iron.

Soldering irons will last longer with proper care:
a) Before and during use wipe the bit on a damp sponge. Many bench stands incorporate a sponge for this purpose.
b) If the bit is new, apply multicore solder to it as it heats up, to coat (tin) the bit.
c) Always keep a hot iron in a bench stand, or suspended by the hook, when not in use.
d) Never file the bit clean, this will damage the plating and reduce the life of the bit.

We sell a range of bits/tips to suit different makes of irons and come in various sizes to suit a wide range of applications, from the more finer bits to solder electrical components to the larger bits where you require more heat transfer for those bigger jobs.

Please note that we cannot ship liquid solvents or soldering flux to addresses outside of Great Britain.