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Unloading hoses
Posted by TooTall606 on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 11:15 AM

Looking at a video of the corn syrup facility on the MR&T I am interested in finding out what was used to model the unloading hoses? I do have the Walthers piping kit but I want to have flexible hoses represented. Experiences? Suggestions? Thanks.

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Posted by Lone Wolf and Santa Fe on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 11:21 AM

I didn’t see the video you are referring to but I make hoses out of the appropriate color wire. Solid wire works the best because you can bend it into the shape you want.

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Posted by BATMAN on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 11:30 AM

Surgical tubing tends to have a natural look to it when it lays on the ground. Fabricating couplers for the ends out of styrene should be quite straight forward.

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Posted by kasskaboose on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 12:42 PM

An earlier topic suggested using 22 gauge wire for hoses.  It's a cheap and easy idea.  You can paint the wire any color and it does looks similar to a hose.  Perhaps you might consider 24 gauge?

http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/88/p/264175/2982477.aspx

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Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 12:54 PM

Maybe tell us what episode of the series your watching so we can see what your seeing.

There are many ways to model the hoses.

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Posted by MisterBeasley on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 2:19 PM

For short, thick hoses you can use women's elastic hair bands.

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Posted by dknelson on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 3:13 PM

An old idea once found in the Model Railroader "Kinks" column but still practical: thin gauge solder (solid, not rosin core).  Easy to bend and it holds the bend.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 3:19 PM

That's a great idea Dave.  I've read that before too, never thought about it!

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Posted by doctorwayne on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 9:08 PM

dknelson

An old idea once found in the Model Railroader "Kinks" column but still practical: thin gauge solder (solid, not rosin core).  Easy to bend and it holds the bend.

Dave Nelson

 
An even older tip for creating realistic-looking hose was spaghetti noodles:  You'd need to cook them, I think, a little bit beyond al dente, especially if you want the hose to drape over various obstacles.  Depending on how convoluted a route you choose, you may or may not be able to pick it up (after it re-hardens) for painting.
If a smaller diameter hose is required, there's spaghettini, too.
 
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Posted by wp8thsub on Tuesday, January 08, 2019 9:53 PM

I used solder for these hoses.  

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Posted by TooTall606 on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 8:06 AM

It would be episode 20.  There is just a brief glimpse of the hoses which enter the building. After reading the replies I am guessing that solder was used. 

http://mrr.trains.com/videos/project-layouts/2011/04/building-bay-junction-20

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Posted by TooTall606 on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 8:08 AM

MisterBeasley

For short, thick hoses you can use women's elastic hair bands.

Good idea until she spots one of hers on the layout!  Guess I'd better ask first.  But really, I can see how that would work.

 

 

 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 11:21 AM

I too like using solder for hoses, forms easily.

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Posted by bearman on Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:18 AM

I've used solder, as well, although the thin gauge wire idea appears to have some merit.

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Posted by E-L man tom on Sunday, January 13, 2019 2:22 PM

kasskaboose

An earlier topic suggested using 22 gauge wire for hoses.  It's a cheap and easy idea.  You can paint the wire any color and it does looks similar to a hose.  Perhaps you might consider 24 gauge?

http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/88/p/264175/2982477.aspx

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I agree, the 22 AWG wire looks the best, especially for unloading hose for tank cars. I've used it before; I believe I found suggestion in an article I've read somewhere.

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