Re: Tangent GATC 8,000 Gallon 1917-Design Radial Course Tank Car
Yes, Plano (and other etched stainless steel parts) are usually .010" while the correct thickness is .023".
When DA "flat wire" was available I would use CA to bond a piece of the flat wire to the bottom edge
to approximate the 2 inch thickness of the prototype (as seen from the side). This also stiffens it. It can be
done with styrene as well but without as much stiffness. The Tichy material is good but the size of the
grid is larger than the prototype. I haven't looked at Tangent's open grid materials with the idea of using
them instead, but maybe that's a possibility as well?
On 5/31/2020 2:17 PM, Steve and Barb Hile wrote: