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HO scale catenary

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HO scale catenary
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 22, 2001 6:23 PM
does anyone have any suggestion as to what i can use to create catenary lines in HO scale... I am going to make the towers and the line supports out of copper...but I was not sure what metal to use to make the lines themselves...i have had a suggestion of using actual copper wire, but i have my own doubts...please help
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 5, 2001 12:02 PM
I think the best wire for catenary is #30 phosphor bronze. As for the supports, I think brass poles would be much better. Copper is to soft for the required tention.
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Posted by thirdrail1 on Monday, March 5, 2001 5:14 PM
Model Memories makes HO scale PRR and NH catenary towers. These are the ones used on the Northeast Corridor (PRR Wash-NY, NH NY-New Haven). You can also buy catenary made by Sommerfeldt to adapt to these poles. If you are doing it yourself, brass H and I beams for the towers and phosphor bronze wire for the catenary would be the best materials to use.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 15, 2001 11:09 AM
i found the URL of the site that you were talking about...http://www.info-4u.com/modelmemories/

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