Re: MORE ON YARMOUTH LADDERS
Well, in a pinch I’ve used a door hinge as a vice and a razor blade to fold over the part. Worked well enough.
From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 9:50 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: MORE ON YARMOUTH LADDERS
Having purchased a set of Yarmouth ladders for one car, I am distressed at the suggestions to buy a $40 jig to bend them! This is going to push the cost of this one kitbash to the cost of a loco! (I already purchased a NWSL True Sander for this bash, but I can justify the cost because I will use it for future builds.) I don't think that I am going to retrofit my entire fleet with Yarmouth ladders, so I'm loath to spend the cash to bend a total of 4 ladders.
I was of a similar mindset with respect to $40 tweezers (I bought a set of Tamiya craft tweezers for something like $13, and consider that a fair price). Some people build more cars than I do, or have more disposable income than I do, and can justify spending the money.
So, along the same lines, while I can justify spending $3.00 on a set of ladders, I can't justify $40 on a bender for that one set. I'm sure that I could find a resin kit to spend that money on. What do people recommend I do for just these 4 ladders? Is it not worth even trying?