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davidsg1a

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Hand rails
« on: March 22, 2013, 07:24:42 »
Hello Folks

Im building a 1/96 container ship, I need hand rails, theres going to about 15 feet of handrails, anyone got any ideas how to do this cheap, I know its not a tug topic but thought some of your wonderfull minds might be able to help. :)

David

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Re: Hand rails
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013, 10:27:55 »
David,

Consider photo etched parts . I did a quick search and found this site which has 1:96. Good luck.

http://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/Marine___Marin.html
VGJQ

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Re: Hand rails
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013, 08:11:28 »
Do you have access to a small table saw.
If so cut some groves with the blade at 45 degrees on a sheet of aluminum 1/8 . Wood will work but will burn up . these groves will be where the rail are to be , So cut them very lightly you can also cut the vertical post if required but takes a little math calculating all the groves hold the wire in the right locations and spacing's for post , Leigh the wire rail material in the groves and solider away .
I have made some rail sections about 36" long.
Gary