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Johnny B. Good

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Hi all,

Please pardon my immense ignorance. I’m trying to scratch build and I need the particular part pictured below. It’s the riveted metal “beams” (?) that are on the sides of some vans. I don’t know what it’s called and I just wondered if anyone knew a company that makes these or a shop that sells them. Or do people normally just make their own? 
Thanks in advance for any info,

John

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Often called strapping or "iron works.   You can buy etched sheets to cut out, also a product called Archer rivets which are a resin rivet head on transfer/ decal backing sheets in varying specs and these can be laid on to and painted - very effective. 4MM33: Wagon Strapping – Wizard Models Limited

Hope that helps

Robert

 

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Hi John,

What scale and material are you working with ?

I build most of my models from plasticard of and I use various sections of Plastruct or Evergreen sections that come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

As Robert noted above Archers do rivet transfers as does Railtec which I have found to much easier to source direct from Railtec's website.

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This is a OO gauge crane jib that I have made up from 2mm and 1.6mm angles and various pieces of square section.

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This is the rest of it although I haven't applied the rivet transfers yet.

Gibbo.

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21 hours ago, Johnny B. Good said:

Hi all,

Please pardon my immense ignorance. I’m trying to scratch build and I need the particular part pictured below. It’s the riveted metal “beams” (?) that are on the sides of some vans. I don’t know what it’s called and I just wondered if anyone knew a company that makes these or a shop that sells them. Or do people normally just make their own? 
Thanks in advance for any info,

John

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John

Gareth Brennan, whose scratch-built models in plastic are amongst the best I've ever seen, tells me that Plastruct TFS 1 is the stuff you need for this job.

Good luck with your build.

Alan

 

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On 9/7/2024 at 11:21 AM, Robert Shrives said:

Hi 

Often called strapping or "iron works.   You can buy etched sheets to cut out, also a product called Archer rivets which are a resin rivet head on transfer/ decal backing sheets in varying specs and these can be laid on to and painted - very effective. 4MM33: Wagon Strapping – Wizard Models Limited

Hope that helps

Robert

 

Thanks Robert, that does help. And thanks Eoin, Gibbo Galteemore and Alan I really appreciate all your help. 
John

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