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rayna

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1:72 Handrail (Royal Navy) construction tips
« on: July 18, 2016, 04:10:58 AM »

Hi Guys
I have seen lots of methods shown over the years but I just thought I would ask what people have done more recently to make this job easier for the operating RC model. Maybe 3D....perhaps not!!.
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Re: 1:72 Handrail (Royal Navy) construction tips
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2016, 09:26:14 PM »

Hi Rayna

The only ones I've ever made were for my 1/12th scale RAF launches, simply because of size. I know modellers like Dave Wooley in the Model Boats magazine use jigs for mass production but I'd think a majority of modellers, myself included, tend to buy the smaller scale hand rails, I usually go for solid brass with 0.2mm dia nickel silver rod for the rail in 1/96 scale so scaling up to 0.3 or 0.5mm wouldn't be too out scale. Try Caldercraft/Jotika, RB Fittings, or Modelling Timbers for stanchions that aren't too expensive and have pre drilled holes.
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Re: 1:72 Handrail (Royal Navy) construction tips
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2016, 10:16:33 PM »

Hello Rayna,

When I fitted 2 hole RN style stanchions to my HMS Polyphemus I used the etched John R Haynes "1/72 RN Stanchion 2 bar" part No JRH 566.  I used 0.5 dia soft brass wire, and Carrs 188 solder paint which works wonderfully in only allowing solder to the small areas 'painted' and allows rapid soldering without heating up the whole stanchion.
Makes a nice looking job IMO.
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Re: 1:72 Handrail (Royal Navy) construction tips
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2016, 10:26:50 PM »

You took the words out of my mouth Bob!
I knew there was someone else who made them, I thoroughly agree that John's stanchions are brilliant quality. :-))
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Re: 1:72 Handrail (Royal Navy) construction tips
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2016, 06:12:28 AM »

Thanks all I new there would be some easy way out there. The John Haynes certainly look the answer.
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Re: 1:72 Handrail (Royal Navy) construction tips
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2016, 08:03:44 AM »

Hi Rayna there are also James Lane stanchions - he doesn't use the internet to advertise, but, he does provide a catalogue and he normally advertises in model boating magazines.    His stanchions are a type of split pin which are stronger than John Haynes' photo-etched stanchions - but are as fine in their makeup and they are normally made from brass.   He does do them in all scale sizes.    There are several links to his address etc. on this forum.
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,43917.0.html

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,33734.msg460322.html#msg460322

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