NEW DETAILS- GP-7 Stanchions- followup

I did some playing around with the new stanchion castings to see how to mount them to the locomotive.  I am planning to install my sets on a modified Red Caboose GP-9 kit.   The frame on the RC model is plastic so soldering is not an option.  My thought is to put a 90 degree bend in the .024″ post wire.    The wire can be installed into a hole drilled in the side sill.

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Before inserting the post in the side sill, you can solder the tab to the wire.   It also can be mounted with CA to the side sill.

A simple jig will allow you to cut the post height.

A simple jig will allow you to cut the post height.

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I am grateful that Jimmy Booth invested the time and money to make an essential detail for 1/4″ scale modelers.   There were only sixty sets imported.  Most of them are spoken for.   If there is sufficient demand, a second run may be possible.

Get busy building!

 

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