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Author Topic: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug  (Read 131107 times)

Taranis

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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #475 on: May 12, 2022, 07:28:24 pm »

For the stanchions
If it seems too forceful to waggle the blade of the stanchion into a round hole? I drill another small hole adjacent and then insert a scalpel to join them after which it should fit with ease. I never glue my stanchions in place, all my railing sets can be lifted out carefully and none have come out accidentally. Also all my brass work is soft soldered and contrary to the occasional protest from an outspoken member non have broken.


An example from my Stevn's Arctic



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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #476 on: May 12, 2022, 08:14:35 pm »

I also should have paid complements to your work so far  O0  great stuff  :-)
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Re: Coastal range ex-Smit-tug
« Reply #477 on: May 13, 2022, 10:32:24 am »

Thank you for your kind words, Andy!


I am smart enough to listen to the advice from more experienced model builders.
Your approach makes sense to me - I have tried to make everything removable as far as possible, too. My remaining concern is the wheelhouse. Should I make an attempt to make the roof removable in order to reach the wiring that I'm going to draw underneath it? I like to have maintenance hatches wherever I can.


And you just gave me the solution for the stanchions - now that you told about your method, it is just obvious ... funny how one doesn't come to think about such outside-the-box solutions  :embarrassed: [size=78%] [/size]
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