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david48

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Fairmount Alpine guard rails
« on: October 13, 2013, 03:12:42 PM »

I am on to the guard rails ,I am at bit of a loss in the kit there are 3 coils of copper wire also also brass wire ,is the copper wire to make the guard rails .I can not find anywhere else for the stuff or I suppose it's a choice thing .the stanchions are stamped white metal/ aluminium a bit naff .  Might try and buy some at Blackpool .What does the team think ,soft cooper or brass wire ?
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Re: Fairmount Alpine guard rails
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 05:22:46 PM »

The plans say to use part F22A which is 0.5mm copper and there should be 4 parts in the kit related to this number


In my kit there are 4 small reels of copper wire so I guess this would be the part to use  :-))


The best way to get the wire straight is to put one end in a vice and pull it straight with a pair of pliers at the other end


Hope this helps  :P


I agree with you though about the stantions - I think that I will swap mine for Billings brass one's
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Re: Fairmount Alpine guard rails
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2013, 05:45:54 PM »

When I made the Smit Roterdam by Billings, it had brass stanchions and the copper wire. What I did was get Brass rod from my local model shop K@S metal centre. I did not even entertain the idea of the wire as it would be a nightmare to A, get it straight,  B keep it straight. If you stanchions are white metal I would recommend upgrading to brass ones.


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Re: Fairmount Alpine guard rails
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 09:25:28 AM »

Thank you cos918 and Mark T for your input ,I will use brasswire and buy new stanchions
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Re: Fairmount Alpine guard rails
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 12:28:56 PM »

Same here
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