|View single post by Herb Kephart|
|Posted: Thu Nov 18th, 2010 01:03 am||
I can understand your wanting to be able to collect as many needed pieces before starting. I looked at the list of dealers, and what they sold, on the East Penn Traction site and came to the conclusion that the list is so far out of date, that it is useless. The only site that was listed under line parts that worked was http://www.alpinemodels.com, they list span poles (which couldn't be any easier to make- what they call wire hangers,(and I call ears) and wire frogs in HO
Ears can get to be expensive if you buy them, that's why I have always made them- next subject coming up. Frogs you will probably want to buy--they are persnickety to make, although not impossible.
If you haven't already, please read the second paragraph in the first post of this topic regarding what's available and my lack of knowledge thereof.
So I would say get some frogs, some beads, and figure out what you are going to do about poles.
I know that you would like a much more comprehensive list, but please bear in mind I make--not buy
Fix it again, Mr Gates--it still works!"