Making new handrails

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  1. Andy_Sollis

    Andy_Sollis Staff Member Moderator

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    I’m sure on here a few moon cycles ago I saw a threat on a tool someone had made for bending/creating new handrails for loco cab sides (probably more diesels than steam due to the later using handrail knobs)

    Reason for asking, my son bought (ok I bought) a second hand GWR push pull coach to work with the 14xx I still have to chip, but it’s missing 3 of the 4 hand rails from the side door. I have one thankfully as a template.
    Can anyone suggest best thickness of wire for these (or I’ll get the micrometer around the original) and some way to accurately bend these up?

    incidently, the coach cost £8 from Rails of Sheffield and was fitted with a decoder to control a red and white lamp(s) hung on the driving end.
     
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    Walkingthedog Full Member

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    I always used 0.45mm diameter wire on my OO diesels. Just held it in some pliers and folded it over with my specialist tool, a finger.
     
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    Mossy A classic grump Yorkshire man Full Member

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    Dundee Paul created and printed hand rail bending for his Drummond 0-4-4 is that the thread you were thinking about?
     
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    Andy_Sollis Staff Member Moderator

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    could well be?
    I’ll have a look back
     
  5. Andy_Sollis

    Andy_Sollis Staff Member Moderator

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    I’ve previously used paper clips! And the above same method.
     

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