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sloan

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« on: May 28, 2008, 08:16:36 PM »

Need  supplier of Real Wood  HO Telephone poles (cheap if thats possible )    Sloan
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Paul M.

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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2008, 05:06:33 PM »

I don't think anyone sells real wooden telephone poles.

Plastic wooden-styled telephone poles are sold by Walthers, Bachmann, and Lifelike, among others.
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sloan

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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2008, 10:40:31 PM »

I got lots of plastic ones ,but their reall not stiff enough to run (real powered wires on em ) unless I haven't figured it out yet 
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Yampa Bob

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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008, 12:05:20 AM »

What are you using to simulate the wires?  To be scale, the "wires" would only be .002" to .004", about like fine thread.

An 8" pole would equal 3/32 styrene rod, very stiff.  Also check out small wood dowels, or bamboo skewers from the grocery store. 

Real poles are tapered, about 10" at the bottom to about 8" at the top. Make your own cross arms, or just add a couple of small "insulators" on the side. 
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2008, 12:30:30 AM »

These are my poles of choice....cheap and fast....and reusable.

http://www.rapidotrains.com/telepoles.html

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jK-jP-JIhM4

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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2008, 09:34:32 PM »

1; use plastic poles; they will be more realistic.
2; use Berkshire Junction Lycra thread
3; Do your wiring under the layout.  You will incur grief untold and they will cart you off, muttering to yourself, to your friendly neighborhood laughing academy.

Incidentally, Rix has about the best looking poles around-yes, they are plastic.

The Old Rreprobate
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2008, 12:04:07 AM »

If you are going to install wires use fishing line . It is easy to install and you can pull it fairly tight without it breaking.
Don Cool
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2008, 12:21:52 AM »

If you are going to install wires use fishing line . It is easy to install and you can pull it fairly tight without it breaking.
Don Cool
I don't like the color... Berkshire Junction EZ-Line works fine...
http://www.berkshirejunction.com/scenery.htm
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