Re: Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig


 

It was just a piece 040” styrene in a vise.  As one section got worn. I would move further along.  There wasn’t time to do anything better.  The joys of model manufacturing. – Al Westerfield

 

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From: Ralph W. Brown
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 3:32 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

 

Hi Al,

 

Wow!  That must have been quite the jig!

 

Any pictures, or does Andrew have it now?

 

 

Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com

 

From: al_westerfield

Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 5:28 PM

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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

 

Many years ago, a supplier failed to produce 23” straight grabs for a pending kit launch.  With a styrene jig, I bent several thousand over a few days.   Then we had a wire bending firm design a jig for us and produce them 100,000 at a time.  -  Al Westerfield

 

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From: Tim O'Connor
Sent: Friday, March 1, 2019 2:07 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Help me design a new Grab Iron Bending Jig

 


LOL. Bruce, read the comment on that page - "useless" for HO scale.

But like I said, AMB and Tichy already make them specifically for HO scale.

And, well, it ain't exactly rocket science to make one for ourselves. :-)

If I recall correctly, the others also provide for corner grabs.

On 3/1/2019 11:42 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:

Gang,

 

Sounds like you mean this:

 

Regards

Bruce

 


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

 

 

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