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Modelling rivets

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  • Kevin
    ... Gidday Johan You can emboss rivets very well in sheet styrene using a suitable punch and die set. Alternatively Tichy Train Group in the US makes some very
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 5, 2006
      On 5/10/2006, at 9:23 PM, FS32NGModelrail@yahoogroups.com wrote:

      > Can
      > any of you tell me the secrets about modeling rivets?

      Gidday Johan

      You can emboss rivets very well in sheet styrene using a suitable
      punch and die set. Alternatively Tichy Train Group in the US makes
      some very nice moulded plastic rivet heads in sizes from 0.020 inch
      to 0.080 inch diameter. The 0.025 inch diameter size works out well
      for a 'typical' locomotive rivet in 1:32 scale (equivalent to about
      20mm dia full size). You can also slice the moulded rivets off a
      suitable plastic kit (Grant/Lee tank kits are a good, well-pimpled,
      source) and stick them to your model with solvent -- make sure it's
      made from well-cleaned styrene, though, or you may have trouble
      getting them to stick properly, which quickly gets to be extremely
      frustrating.


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      Kevin Crosado
      De Selby Research
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