W C Greene
|Huw-I wasn't trying to get someone to use something dangerous! Most all my model airplane builder friends make stuff from carbon fiber and they swear by it. Sure, you have to observe proper safety procedures to work with it..most stuff modelers use needs some safety procedures. You can make your own by using what is called carbon fiber tow-looks like fine threads-and lay that into epoxy or other resin. The guys I know use industrial epoxies, not the cheap stuff from the hobby shop. When done properly, it is hard as h#$$ and for something like a locomotive frame, it would probably be fine. Well, I don't use it but I know many who do, so this is just my uninformed opinion. I hope I am not endangering anyone with errant radio control waves wafting through the air..that will cook a brain for sure! Woodie
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