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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2013, 09:43:57 PM »

I guess you could solder brass wire to make the ladders as well.  The older versions have the plastic ladders which seem pretty weak.

Any other ideas on plastic ladder replacements??
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Loco Bill,  Roundhouse Foreman
Colorado & Kansas Railway Missouri Western Railway
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veetwelve


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« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2013, 12:17:20 AM »

Stanchions and railing are a commonplace item in the model ship world... here is just an example of the kind of stuff that's available ready to use with minimal modification, in many sizes:

http://www.harbormodels.com/site08/stanchions.html

Good luck,
Jay
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2013, 12:20:54 PM »

Jay,  Interesting stuff listed on the site,  Loved some of the boat kits and the detail parts listed under superstructure.

Bill
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M1FredQ

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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2013, 05:49:24 PM »

Loco Bill

You are a wealth of help. That web page gave me some ideas in making some repairs

for some of the hobby things we have here around the house.

Thanks and leave it to those masterful Germans to engineer some cool stuff.
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Joe Zullo

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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2013, 08:09:35 PM »

Jay,

That is a great site, and I'm bookmarking it!
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2013, 10:32:31 PM »

The credit goes to Jay who posted the site!!!
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Loco Bill,  Roundhouse Foreman
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klrrdr

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« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2013, 07:20:30 AM »

I decided to take out all the rail parts. I gently filled the tank with a can of that expanding foam. trimmed off what came out the holes,dabbed on some black paint when it dried. Took the very small cotter pins (also painted black) pushed them into the hardened foam,pulled them out put in a little rubber cement put the pins back in. Took some black anodized wire  and fed it through the pins. In the center under the platforms, I took a small black wire shrink wrap tubes and heated them up over the loose ends so the finished product looks like a turn buckle connection
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smcgill


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« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2013, 08:26:34 AM »

Pics or it didn't happen! Grin
Just kidding
would love to see how it came out! Cool
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tomplatten

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« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2013, 09:46:26 PM »

I would be happy to show you my cotter key stanchions but I don't know how to attach a photo to my post. Computer skill for me are basic!
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Loco Bill Canelos

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« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2013, 08:29:26 AM »

Tom you have to join a site like photobucket.com then copy the picture to it, then post here the reference from photobucket.  Check it out!  bill
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Colorado & Kansas Railway Missouri Western Railway
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