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Boiler strap fodder wanted
« on: December 19, 2011, 11:02:35 PM »
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Does anybody have a source for .005 x .010 brass , copper , or plastic strips ?

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Re: Boiler strap fodder wanted
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2011, 11:05:24 PM »
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Could you use chart tape?
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Re: Boiler strap fodder wanted
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2011, 11:09:25 PM »
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That's an idea , I will look into it . Thanks .

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Re: Boiler strap fodder wanted
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2011, 12:05:00 AM »
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Richie,
 K+S sells a "shim" sheet kit that includes .002, .003, .005, .010 brass sheet in it. .005 and under can be cut with scissors. The problem with tape or styrene is that the edges are too soft and don't give a crisp look.

I think I ended up with .005 on the 2-10-2.

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Re: Boiler strap fodder wanted
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2011, 03:37:20 AM »
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Detail Associates used to make it, but haven't seen it in years.

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Re: Boiler strap fodder wanted
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2011, 07:19:54 PM »
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Richie,
 K+S sells a "shim" sheet kit that includes .002, .003, .005, .010 brass sheet in it. .005 and under can be cut with scissors. The problem with tape or styrene is that the edges are too soft and don't give a crisp look.

I think I ended up with .005 on the 2-10-2.



Wouldn't cutting .005 into .01 or .015 strips be hard as hell to do more than once though ? 

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Re: Boiler strap fodder wanted
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2011, 12:54:55 AM »
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I also use an old Xacto knife. It scores and cuts pretty easy. It takes 4-5 passes but works fine. Sometimes you get a curl but to cure that, I have a steel block that I drag over it flatten it back out.

As far as scissors, I use some Lexan scissors from my RC car tool box. They are surgical scissors that we use to cut upwards of .040" Lexan. They are strong and cut well. They come in straight or curved versions for around $10 a pair.

Dubro offers a pack with a pair of Straight, Curved and a tapered reamer. All the tools come in handy for other stuff besides RC.

http://shop.dubro.com/products/productdetail/Body+Reamer%2C+Scissors+%28Straight%29+%26+Scissors+%28Curved%29+Set/part_number=2331/101.0.1.1.5176.5179.0.0.0?pp=12&
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