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 Posted: Sun Feb 14th, 2010 01:32 pm
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Last December I bought a riveting tool, developed for 0,2mm brass (.010 is 0,25 mm) These days I tried 0,3mm styrene sheet and was very pleased with the result:



Aluminium tin from beer cans works nice as well (The first modeling material, which makes fun already by purchasing and preparing :bg:)

Here are pics from the tool:
http://wald-wiesen-feldbahn.de/index.php?cPath=34

Michael

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Michael-that is some nice riveting work! We hope to see some riveting models soon. Can you show us a photo of the tool you bought...expiring minds need to see.

I will be riveted to this place see what you come up with.    Woodie


 

OK, I just looked at the link and saw the tool. I must have had a rivet in the head!

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is anybody counting those rivets ?

 

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is anybody counting those rivets ?


252   :bg:

Btw: The parts are for an articulated loco in 0n18. I don't have enough unfinished projects ;)

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teetrix wrote: is anybody counting those rivets ?


252   :bg:

Btw: The parts are for an articulated loco in 0n18. I don't have enough unfinished projects ;)

Michael

Unfinished projects make the world go round Michael!! :P



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Years ago, Bill Clouser, who made museum quality models (for the Smithsonian even!) worked with Strathmore--which is an art quality thin card product. He did a writeup in MR outlining his methods. For rivets he drilled a series of holes in a piece of brass.



He had a box with a light inside, and a frosted glass top. He laid the brass on the glass with the lamp lit, and the card on top of that, with the rivet side down. Lining up pencil lines on the top side of the card with the dots of light coming through the brass, he would take a drafting pencil with hard lead, and press it into each hole.

Even works with styrene, as evidenced by this 35 year old master for an aborted project.



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Wow Herbie-I haven't heard Mr Clouser's name mentioned in many years...he was truly a master. I enjoy these trips down memory lane. I'll bet you remember Mel Thornborough (spelling?) and of course Bill Schopp. My all time favorite was E L Moore, remember that he built beautiful structures from balsa wood, cardstock, shirt cardboard, and modeling clay. His stuff looked every bit as good (of course it had soul) as the "masters" of today. And Irv Schultz....what more can I say?    Woodie

 

PS-sorry to usurp the thread with my wanderings...carry on with rivet making or counting.       



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I'd like to interject a bit of info here about metal parts.  I just picked up a Fiskars paper crimper to make corrugated sheets(on sale at Joann Fabrics for $11.99).  For the metal I am using aluminum oven pans I picked up at a Dollar Store (2 for $1).  These are pretty useless in the kitchen because they're so thin but that makes them very useful for us.
While they are no where near as fun to prepare as beer cans, they do provide nice aluminum sheeting.
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At the weekend I make some channels for a boxcar from evergreen strips. Every channel is made from 3 pieces:



The car is from the legendary "MPSB", which is in Germany quite popular as the Maine twofooters in the US.

Michael

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Michael- the roof has a very nice uniform curve to it, did you heat form styrene to make it?



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