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Author Topic: Steel cable transmission  (Read 232835 times)
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« Reply #450 on: May 02, 2020, 02:11:34 AM »

This is an incredibly well made and realistic model!
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« Reply #451 on: June 04, 2020, 11:58:10 PM »

Hi Peter

superb model in every respect.

for the cables may I suggest that you take a look at stainless steel "leader wire" used by recreational fishermen.  This material comes in a wide variety of thicknesses and number of strands all of which scale extremely well for a 1:35 model aerial ropeway cable, and most importantly actually looks like real wire rope (which it is).  Very flexible and comes in reels around 5 metres of wire.

Normally found in better fishing supply stores.  Also look on eBay under "fishing leader wire"

you can use various gun metal coatings (from the gun store) to create the "patina" on the stainless steel wire.

have fun & stay cool
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« Reply #452 on: June 11, 2020, 01:01:06 PM »

Hi Bernard

Hmm, it seems that your proposal "leader wire" for fishing would to an appropriate result. However I have tried quite some wires, and the impression was always the same: It looks rather ridiculous with the wire ends leading into the nowhere.
So, more and more I sympathise with the idea of omitting the cables - even if I resist it myself Undecided

Cheers, Peter


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