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Title: Stairs
Post by: Southern Sailor on March 08, 2019, 06:55:54 AM
Good day all.  Can anyone give me some tips on how to build model stairways?  I have looked in the forum but not found anything. Brian
Title: Re: Stairs
Post by: john44 on March 08, 2019, 09:24:54 AM
What type of stairways are we looking at, for what type of boat they are for would be a help.
What material you want to make them from, brass, plastic or wood. Also to what scale.


John
Title: Re: Stairs
Post by: chas on March 08, 2019, 10:01:29 AM
Googling model stairwells will be helpful. The railway guys  have some good videos etc.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GgooZCXX8FA

That link is just an example.
Chas
Title: Re: Stairs
Post by: John W E on March 08, 2019, 10:18:53 AM

Hi will this help


https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6279.msg62039.html#msg62039


john
Title: Re: Stairs
Post by: Taranis on March 08, 2019, 12:14:07 PM
Hi will this help


https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6279.msg62039.html#msg62039 (https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,6279.msg62039.html#msg62039)


john
Really excellent thanks John
Title: Re: Stairs
Post by: Southern Sailor on March 08, 2019, 07:51:19 PM
Hi John, that Utube clip from the railway guys was a great help.  The stairs are for the tug Portgarth and I plan to use Evergreen plasticard for both stringers and treads.  The treads will be patterned.


Handrails will follow. I have decided to use flat brass for the stanchions and brass rod for the rails.  I think the stanchions should be round but to buy would be too expensive and I am not sure how to make round stanchions myself.


Cheers and thanks for the link
Brian


Title: Re: Stairs
Post by: Southern Sailor on March 08, 2019, 08:03:22 PM
I see the railway clip was from Chas.  Thanks. Brian.
Title: Re: Stairs
Post by: ballastanksian on March 08, 2019, 09:27:41 PM
Evergreen is the best for square/rectangular strips. Go to Plastruct for rod, as theirs is accurately round.