I saw that Hundman article that showed the technique, I think it was a
scratch built CB&Q stockcar. I tried doing it a few times as well. I suggest
working over a white background to help find those that get loose. I used a
chisel blade to shave three at a time off of an Athearn 50'' plug door box car. I
wouldn't use this method to build a long row of rivets, but it is useful in
placing a few rivets in small groups here and there, say, in the center of a
panel, or, on thicker (non sheet) parts, such as an end sill.
For a long row of fine rivets, I'd still stick with the NWSL riveter, and on
mine, I made a simple fixture to index along the "Y" axis.
Better still, the Tichy rivets are available in as small as .020" size, which
is suitable for some of the larger rivets on some HO car applications.
In a message dated 9/23/2003 10:19:28 PM Central Daylight Time,