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#16 falcon1974

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:45 PM

I just bought this set up from ebay and got it last week.   Extremely quiet and awesome value so far.  Hopefully will last several years.  I included a link.  I am not affiliated with this company.  Dan

 

http://www.ebay.com/...yUAAOSwFqJWrXM~


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:08 PM

Thanks Dan!


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:30 PM

Take a look at the California Air 5510A compressor. I'm very impressed with how quiet it is as is my wife who shares the hobby room with me. I've been very happy with the performance too. Highly recommend this compressor.

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:15 PM

I've got a Jun-Air - used it last 10 years - superb bit of kit that I fully expect to last my lifetime.

 

Not cheap though - mine was ex demo.

 

Iain

I hope for your sake Iain that it doesn't break anytime soon.

 

Amazon has it.  FOR FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS!!  OMG

 

I've paid less than that for a car.


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 09:02 PM

Mine was £150 if I remember correctly - but had been sat in someone's garage for a few years. I got a bargain.

 

Equivalent to mine is currently £977 plus VAT new - and, yes, I've bought cars for less, a lot less!  ;)

 

They are made for the medical sector I believe - and I probably wouldn't be trying to get one via Amazon, but from a Jun-Air agent - or for modelling, off Ebay second hand.  :coolio:

 

EDIT - just took a look at ebay.co.uk - quite a few second hand for what I consider reasonable money...

 

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 11:55 PM

Thanks to Iain, I am now the proud owner of a Jun-Air 6-15 compressor!

 

It's old, but works. And at £75, I think it's worth a punt.

 

I will collect it in the coming days & report back on developments. If you never hear from me again, do a Google search for "compressor, Cardiff & explosion".


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 11:56 PM

A compressor with tank and a timer work better than a silent one. Just set the time to refill for when you are away and only the neighbor will notice. Completely silent at all other times of the day.

You'd need a pretty sizeable tank for it to last between refills?


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 12:59 AM

You'd need a pretty sizeable tank for it to last between refills?

Totally depends on how much one work each session.
I got an 8 liter tank which I am satisfied with. I suppose you will need more for priming work of large models, maybe a 24 liter tanks. The price difference is just 10 euro.

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 09:23 PM

 


Mine was £150 if I remember correctly - but had been sat in someone's garage for a few years. I got a bargain.

 

Equivalent to mine is currently £977 plus VAT new - and, yes, I've bought cars for less, a lot less!  ;)

 

They are made for the medical sector I believe - and I probably wouldn't be trying to get one via Amazon, but from a Jun-Air agent - or for modelling, off Ebay second hand.  :coolio:

 

EDIT - just took a look at ebay.co.uk - quite a few second hand for what I consider reasonable money...

 

Iain

Good idea, I'll give Ebay a look.  Still in the market so this helps.

 


Edited by CANicoll, 24 April 2017 - 09:24 PM.

On the bench:  1/32 Hobby Boss Sopwith Camel

In the Case: Eduard 1/72 F6F-3 Hellcat, 1/28 Fokker DR I 'Red Baron',   Big Beautiful Doll  KH P-39 Snooks 2nd 1/48 Eduard P-39D Air A Cutie1/72 Academy Helldiver; 1/72nd Eduard Albatros DV;1/28 Revell Spad XIII1/32 Roden Fokker DR I

Coming:  SH Tempest Hi-Tech?; SH P-39 or maybe the Tamiya 1/32 P-51D Duchess Arlene and lots of Barracuda stuff?

 


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 11:33 AM

Well, the Jun-Air 6-15 really is ridiculously quiet. Barely a murmur. But very heavy!

 

My current compressor is an oil-less Chinese knock-off with a 3 litre tank - I suppose the fact that the Jun-Air uses oil makes it quieter?

 

The 15 litre tank is a big reservoir to have. It lasts a fair while between the motor kicking in, but you are hard pressed to hear the motor at all, unlike my old compressor.

 

I think mine is at least 15 years old. Little bit worn at the edges, but as Iain said, it'll outlast me. Absolutely bulletproof.

 

Only word of warning - the oil it uses, SJ-27, costs £20 a bottle, & an oil change needs 2 bottles. Having said that, I'm told that oil changes are not required unless there's a problem. Mine runs with little noise & remains cool, so I'll see how it goes. 


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