Re: Evergreen--hat section? And more?

Tom Houle <thoule@...>
 

Plastruct makes Styrene zee strips in 1/16", 3/32", 1/8", 3/16", and 1/4".
Walthers has them.

Northeastern Scale Lumber has basswood zees. They are very thin. I soak
them with thin CA after they are glued in place. They look like metal when
they are primed and painted.

Zees are also available in brass (K & S or Special Shapes) though they I
don't think they are as crisp as the Styrene and basswood zees.

Tom Houle

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From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of
Aley, Jeff A
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:29 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: RE: [STMFC] Evergreen--hat section? And more?

I'll start by saying that I know very little about how Evergreen styrene is
manufactured.

However, it seems that making hat- or Z- sections WITH AN ACCEPTABLY THIN
cross-section would be very very difficult.

Regards,

-Jeff


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Nelson Moyer
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 1:46 PM
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Subject: RE: [STMFC] Evergreen--hat section? And more?



Z-channel! CB&Q used Z-channel instead of hat channel for framing
single-sheathed boxcars. Up to now, the only scratchbuilding option is to
build them up from individual strips of styrene.

Nelson Moyer

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spsalso
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 3:09 PM
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Subject: [STMFC] Evergreen--hat section? And more?

It's been suggested that it would be nice if Evergreen made hat section. Can
anyone supply drawings and/or dimensions for this?

I wonder also how standardized hat section was. Any opinions?

Are there other "special shapes" that Evergreen could produce that would be
useful?

Ed

Edward Sutorik









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