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Pipe Fittings In 'O'-Scale ?
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 Posted: Mon Dec 11th, 2017 09:40 pm
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OK, thanks John.
- Tom

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My handrails are for a turntable I'm building.  I tried making them from some 0.045" solid core wire I had but it ended up looking too beat up.  I figured 2" pipe would hold its shape better than that so I scrapped it and went with 3/64" (0.045") brass rod.  The results were much better but now I see I really need a resistance soldering station.  For the pipe joints I used three coats of paint.  This is a "before" picture.  I'll post an "after" shot when I get final paint on.
- Tom

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 Posted: Mon Dec 18th, 2017 01:57 am
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OK.  Got the railings painted.  If you stand back 3' you probably couldn't tell but I'm pleased with the results I got using three layers of brushed enamel paint to build up my "pipe joints".  
- Tom

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 Posted: Mon Dec 18th, 2017 03:14 am
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Hi Tom,
That is very nice work. :glad: Far better than I did with my handrails at the Screens :bow::bow::bow:



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 Posted: Mon Dec 18th, 2017 07:10 am
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Thanks John.  My first attempt with the copper wire was pretty sad.  The pictures you posted were what made me go back and try again.  Thanks again for your suggestions.
- Tom

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