Re: Air hose bracket and air hose part

Joseph Binish <joebinish@...>

Pin or hole, either way. A metal pin added by the modeler, while another step, would be "stronger". We are playing here, and sometimes toys break! The +/- 1/16th is a good distance, I think. Gives enough meat for the hole to be drilled into the end, hence a stronger joint.
Joe Binish

----- Original Message -----
From: ljack70117@...
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2007 1:24 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Air hose bracket and air hose part

Suggestion: I do not furnish the pin but put a .020" hole in it and
you can cut some brass or steel wire to use.
I do not think a plastic molded would work. No strength.
Thank you
Larry Jackman
Boca Raton FL
I was born with nothing and
I have most of it left

On Jan 27, 2007, at 3:38 PM, Schuyler Larrabee wrote:

> I had not thought about the idea of a mounting pin, but I like it.
> It should be maybe 3/32" to 1/8"
> long, which is kind of long, but it's much easier to cut something
> shorter than to cut it longer.
> It should also be off the top of the part of the bracket which is
> applied to the underside of the
> floor, so it can fit into a hole drilled into the floor to receive
> it. Others might have a notion
> of what diameter for the pin, and therefore drill size for the
> receiving hole, would be good. It
> probably also ought to be 1/16" back from the end face of the car,
> so as to have a significant
> amount of "meat" in the car's material that it will not break off
> by breaking through the car's end.
> The lever formed by the hose may not be long, but lever action is
> very strong.

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