David North <davenorth@...>
I agree with Kurt's suggestion of drinking straws.
While many of the straws on the market are oval shaped I finally found some
at a local coffee shop that were truly round (or so close to it that I
couldn't tell the difference.
They are 8" long x 200 thou dia with a wall thickness of 6 thou, so in HO
about 58' long x 1.5' dia.
The owner gave me two handfuls and that will do for all the pipe loads I'm
ever likely to need.
To "tie them down", I've bought some 1/64 black chart tape from a local art
supply house, to replicate the steel banding used.
Apart from the chart tape my cost was nil.