Re: Drilling underframes

Andy Sperandeo <asperandeo@...>

Hello Chuck,

It's usually not too hard to drill HO center sills by chucking the bit at the extreme end in a pin vise and turning it by hand. Use a scriber to prick a good starting point. For drilling cross members I use an oversize bit and drill the hole at an angle. Being a little oversize, the angled hole will allow the desired size of wire to pass through at a right angle. If anyone wants to criticize my oversized holes, my answer is that I didn't give you permission to pick up my freight car!

So long,


Andy Sperandeo
Executive Editor
Model Railroader magazine
262-796-8776, ext. 461
FAX 262-796-1142

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