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Does anyone know where I can get 1/76th scale iron railings, I have searched the internet with no success. It looks as if I may have to make them up myself but it has the makings of a fiddly job as I would have to construct about 30 inches with about 350 individual railings to be true to scale.

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Bob, thanks for the contact, their spearpoint railings are exactly what I am looking for, just placed my order with them. I reckon thats worth a pint (or half litre) next time I am down Alicante way, probably next spring, we have friends living there.

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Well folks here we are, Friday and no sign of my railings. I have already recieved items from another source which were ordered after the railings, I think I shall give them a call. I hate dealing by post but sometimes there is no other optiion.

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Dennis,

You are right, me in my bathrobe is not a pretty sight, as our postie is sometimes of the gentler sex I shall not open the door until she is out of sight.

I went back to the suppliers web site, they make a statement to the effect that speed is not of the essence. I shall be patient.

Off the subject and probably deserves a new thread. I have just taken delivery of two Kadee magnets. If I just lay the magnets on the sleepers the couplings scrape very slightly on the upper surface of the magnet, should there be a clearance? I am waiting for some freight stock, some Kadee equipped and some requiring conversion, perhaps I should get their starter kit which includes a drop arm adjuster, gauge and other essential items.

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The railings arrived a couple of days ago, they are made from a 0.22mm flat brass plate and are about 20 mm high depending how you mount them, the length is 6 strips each of 95 mm giving a total run of around 570 mm. this is more than enough for my purposes as I intend to mount short runs between brick columns for effect. The detail of the railings is excellent, the spearpoints are so fine that very thin paint will be required so as not to mar the profile, it is a pity to have to spray them black to be authentic, in fact I might leave them in brass. If any one is interested I shall post a photo (when I find out how) of the finished job.

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Here is a photo of a section of the railings, I have since sprayed them black without any loss of detail, perhaps another piccy when they have been assembled to the base wall and pillars but only if they look OK.



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Evening Bob,

Yes the railings are fairly delicate to handle when off the grid, I have sprayed them black with no visible fogging of detail. The master plan is to make a long base from balsa painted grey, the railing base irons will sit in slotted holes made with a small screwdriver. Brickwork supports will be balsa clad with Metcalfe brick sheeting with holes to support the side irons. I tried initially to cut some four sided columns direct from the card, it didn't look good at all, the white shows up on the corners even when toned down with a red fibre tipped pen.

For any readers in sunny climes, don't try this at home folks, you may have some trouble with the sweat from your brow (re Attic).
As for me, I shall probably get some of those Alaskan livery diesels and run them in my loft for the right effect, if I make a small hole above the layout it will look very prototypical when it snows.

Oh yes, Dennis, the postie is recovering nicely, should be out by the new year.

Brian
 
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