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    Welcome from another foerigner living Dutch
    Mama took my APX away.....

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    about 3 y.a. I received a message from Thermaphot that they were going to stop their business and that it would be wise to order some spare parts for the running machines.

    Well that's what I did.

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    Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry9000/4.6.0.167 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102 UP.Link/6.3.0.0.0)

    Josef, welcome to APUG.
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    Welcome to APUG, Josef!

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    Robert, it is indeed a 302.
    To Thermaphot, the company does still exist, but they do not produce new machines anymore to my knowledge. Mr. Kuemmerl (owner) has still the company up and a pile of spareparts and did the maintainance on my machine.
    Just a word of warning for all snapping up Thermaphots for next to nothing on ebay, the rubber on the rollers has a certain lifespan, and when they need replacement, well, they are about 40 euros a piece, and there are a lot of them in a machine......on the other hand side its a joy to use especially for colorwork. Colorpaper is quite cheap actually, and the quality is in an other world compared to the minilab prints one gets from the minilabs that scan the film and then expose a print.

    I think I will not go through the hassle to adjust the machine to B/W and do it in trays, its running fine now on the color process and I dont want to f*** that up :-)

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    Indeed the rubber of the rollers has a certain lifespan and is the cause when you have dichroïtic fog with your Thermaphot machine.

    The hussle from B&W to RA-4 is mainly a very good flush of the two trays and rollers in the machine and a clean filter.
    Working with a Thermaphot is pretty fast: 2x30S till 2x45S depending on the system and chemicals.

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    I did not take the time on my machine, but I guess 5x45sec + a bit for the dryer where the nice thing is that you can turn on the light and do something else when the paper is in the machine...... where I have a question for darkroom light with color materials, currently I do it in the dark *g*, but recently aquired a Osram 10? natrium lamp, anybody expirience with that lamp? I will do a fogging test anyhow, but I have hope that this works out...

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    I have the same lighting DuKa 10 Osram Sodiumlight of 590nm. Due to the fact the actual color RA-4 papers are very sensitive your mechanical diafragmn of the light must be on 2-5% to prevent fogging of the paper.
    It takes about a few minutes till the sodium light is on full intensity.

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    I will give this a try on the lowest possible setting and report back how it went. My 2c is ready, and my Kienzle head should hopefully arrive soon....

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    Josef - hello and welcome to APUG from western Massachusetts USA.

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