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Title: Wanted ideas for door handles
Post by: Gardener on May 13, 2019, 02:19:16 PM
what can I use for 1:32 scale door handles on wheel house etc ?
thanks
Dave
Title: Re: Wanted ideas for door handles
Post by: Klunk on May 13, 2019, 02:28:54 PM
0.5mm brass rod cut to length then bent to L shape. 0.6mm hole drilled and brass superglue in

Title: Re: Wanted ideas for door handles
Post by: Gardener on May 13, 2019, 02:30:40 PM
thanks  :-))
Title: Re: Wanted ideas for door handles
Post by: Taranis on May 13, 2019, 02:36:02 PM

Agreed  :-))


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Title: Re: Wanted ideas for door handles
Post by: Gardener on May 13, 2019, 03:10:16 PM
thanks  :-))
Title: Re: Wanted ideas for door handles
Post by: CGAux26 on May 13, 2019, 03:53:17 PM
A similar question:  At 1/32 scale I have doors with made-in hinges that must open for access to switches.  What do I do for a door handle that will hold the door closed?
Title: Re: Wanted ideas for door handles
Post by: RST on May 13, 2019, 07:15:54 PM
With a bit of imagination: Use a small magnet to hold it shut, leave the porthole empty so you can use a finger to pull it open. Use bent wire, bent both sides of the door or only on the outside with a bit of wood cyano'd or epoxied on the back.  If you've no brass wire, staples or paperclips can always be recycled. Etc etc.
Title: Re: Wanted ideas for door handles
Post by: CGAux26 on May 16, 2019, 07:06:22 PM
Thanks, RST you got my thinking cap on straight.  I have some " rare earth magnets and steel washers to fit them, from Lee Valley.  I mounted a washer on the door and a magnet on a piece of styrene with CA.  I will use the door's handwheel to grab and open the door.
Works great!   :-))