Re: Rivets

Kurt Laughlin <fleeta@...>

----- Original Message -----
From: Anthony Thompson

In wood-sheathed cars and stock cars, yes, they often are bolts.
So you make a good point, Ed, that modelers sometimes refer to "rivets"
on wood attachments. But on steel car sides, they are rivets. And yes,
they were applied hot.
----- Original Message -----

Tony, do you think that the "small" rivets (actual nomenclature for rivets under 1/2-inch) were driven hot? I would think that by WW II if not earlier they would be cold formed. (I have a photo somewhere of an M3 tank of 1941 vintage being assembled with an enormous riveter and bucking bar. The holes are 49/64 dia -
.765 - so I imagine they were using 3/4-inch rivets, "large" in the terms of the trade.)


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