Re: [OT] Castings weight Re: Plastic 'flight stands'
From: Tony Francis <tony@b...>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 15:33:31 +0100
Subject: Re: [OT] Castings weight Re: Plastic 'flight stands'
There's a new market - 'Brigade Models' branded refrigerated storage
Seriously, keeping them out of direct sunlight would be a good move -
when I was a kid I had some Lego I left on the back seat of a car which
was deformed, so it's not just our stuff that's vulnerable. The boot
(sorry, 'trunk') would be stuffy but your models won't mind (spaceships
have aircon after all :-) ). Models will warp in sunlight because
they'll be heated unevenly - one side is superheated, the other in
shade. Keeping them in the shade would alleviate this to some degree.
You could always put them in a cool box (an Eskie for you, Alan ;-) ) or
one of these cheap in-car fridges powered from the cigarette lighter
which are in massive surplus in the shops over here (especially England
football branded ones !).
Alan and Carmel Brain wrote:
>From: "Doug Evans" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>However, you haven't mentioned one problem admittedly more prevelant
>>in the colonies than there in near-northern Europe: hot car syndrome!
>I have quite a few interestingly deformed bits of kit due to this.
>In summer in Australia, it's not unknown for the inside of cars to
>temperatures of 70C (160F) within an hour. At least, I once had a
>thermometer that I left inside the car, and that was the temperature it
>when it melted.
>Leaving dogs, toddlers etc in cars in the car park in summer, even for
>minutes, has led to all too many tragedies. :-(
>Trouble is, if you just leave your plastic stuff on the back seat, and
>on a hot summer's day, it can get badly warped just by direct sunlight.
>what happened to my gear. UV also causes some clear plastic to get very
>as I've found out when picking up a stand, and having it distintegrate
>pieces in my hand.
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