Re: Single-sheathed box cars


Steve SANDIFER
 

A sewing machine foot pedal on a fixed speed dremel mounted in the drill press works well to drill holes in plastic or resin steam era freight cars.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Gene Green
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 2:58 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Re: Single-sheathed box cars


--- In STMFC@..., "pierreoliver2003" <pierre.oliver@...>
wrote:
>
> Jeff,
> I'm going to jump in here and mention that for all of the holes I
> drill in resin , I use a Dremel Mini-Mite. A battery powered moto-
tool.
> If you're careful and use the right feed rate and speed you can also
> successfully use this tool for styrene as well.
> Drilling 36 holes becomes a job of mere minutes.
> Pierre Oliver

Interesting. My son uses a similar technique. He regulates the speed
by choosing batteries already run down by the appropriate amount.
Gene Green

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