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Re: .3mm brass vs. .25mm stainless for etched handrails.
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2017, 05:58:52 PM »
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LOL - ....
End handrails are usually the same height (or close) as the ones on the sides.

Yeah, but this is the eSPee, look at the proto photo.

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Re: .3mm brass vs. .25mm stainless for etched handrails.
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2017, 06:04:38 PM »
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LOL - that was my thought exactly. What were you thinking?  But those could be used as chin-up bars by the conductor.  :)
End handrails are usually the same height (or close) as the ones on the sides.


Look at his prototype photo, he's not that far off.
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Re: .3mm brass vs. .25mm stainless for etched handrails.
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2017, 06:18:47 PM »
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Maybe a tad. But you sure underdid it with the weathering  :D
Nice engine Wolf, what's with the skewed cab?
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RE: The cab -- I didn't snap it all the way on. It is corrected. LOL
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Re: .3mm brass vs. .25mm stainless for etched handrails.
« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2017, 06:27:14 PM »
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Look at his prototype photo, he's not that far off.

Oh alright.  :)  It still looks odd to me.

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Re: .3mm brass vs. .25mm stainless for etched handrails.
« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2017, 06:40:14 PM »
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Oh alright.  :)  It still looks odd to me.

I should have made them to be below the head light..... perhaps, I'll redo them.  Shouldn't take to much to shorten them a tad.

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Re: .3mm brass vs. .25mm stainless for etched handrails.
« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2017, 07:46:55 PM »
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I use .125mm stainless and make the handrails .125mm wide. Paint increases the overall thickness and the stainless is strong enough to withstand handling. The Keyser Valley caboose has .125mm stainless grabs.

Your Keyser Valley caboose etchings are by far the best I have ever worked with Bryan.  I have a list of projects requiring etched wire parts.  Thanks for sharing the dimension guidelines.