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Modeling hose
Posted by hbgatsf on Sunday, August 20, 2023 9:25 AM

I found this picture in another thread:

HO-Velo
      
 

 
Does anyone know who makes the black hoses attached to the valves?

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Posted by gmpullman on Sunday, August 20, 2023 9:27 PM

Have you tried using a length of soft solder? You can play around with how it lays and since it is so pliable it can resemble hose when painted convincingly. You can find various diameters from .010 to about .125.

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Posted by NVSRR on Monday, August 21, 2023 5:32 AM

That particular hose with that diameter could be done with solder used for plumbing.   Smaller hoses like garden, a finer solder Will work.   I haven't head of anybody using anything else for hose. 

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Posted by hbgatsf on Monday, August 21, 2023 5:47 AM

gmpullman

Have you tried using a length of soft solder? You can play around with how it lays and since it is so pliable it can resemble hose when painted convincingly. You can find various diameters from .010 to about .125.

Good Luck, Ed

 

Thanks.  I had intended to use solder until I saw that picture with the couplings on the end of the hose.  

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Posted by NVSRR on Monday, August 21, 2023 6:35 AM

I didn't catch that.    Most likely a piece of brass or styrene tube.   Zooming in does not reveal any detail on the coupling. 

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Posted by HO-Velo on Monday, August 21, 2023 10:58 AM

hbgatsf
black hoses attached to the valves?

Hose is .085 solder, coupling; scrap piece of styrene, valves are Plastruct with one customized to look like an MOV

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Posted by hbgatsf on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 11:58 AM

HO-Velo

 

 
hbgatsf
black hoses attached to the valves?

 

Hose is .085 solder, coupling; scrap piece of styrene, valves are Plastruct with one customized to look like an MOV

Regards, Peter

 

Thank you.  At first I thought that the hose was ribbed but I see now that it is not.  

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Posted by hon30critter on Friday, August 25, 2023 1:39 PM

Hi Rick,

If you want a ribbed hose, Precision Scale sells ribbed 'hose' material in short lengths. They come in various sizes and are actually made from steel or brass springs. To get them to stay in the desired shape, you can run solder or copper wire through the hoses, and you can join sections together using the same method.

I could suggest a couple of things that might enhance the look of the hoses. One would be to use a globe valve as the end fitting. The second would be to add a fine yellow stripe down the hose to mimic the labeling.

Cheers!!

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Posted by dknelson on Saturday, August 26, 2023 1:38 PM

Another good source for hoses in the smaller scales -- really fine wire such as is used for telephone wiring, and pull off the plastic insulation

Dave Nelson

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