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4mm Plastic/styrene Wagon strapping with rivets - any suppliers

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I've been using some etched brass wagon strapping to scratchbuild some 4mm wagons and was wondering if any such equivalent was available in platic/styrene?

 

I'm struggling with the brass and I don't fancy fixing tiny plasticard (or decal) 'rivet heads' onto styrene strip.

 

Many thanks as always for any help.

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Kenline did it back in the day, maybe some old stock somewhere, or Slater's rivet sheet plasticard cut into strips.

 

Mike.

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51 minutes ago, JohnH said:


I'm struggling with the brass and I don't fancy fixing tiny plasticard (or decal) 'rivet heads' onto styrene strip.

 

9 minutes ago, Steamport Southport said:

No experience of them, but could Archer rivets be of use?

 

https://www.dccsupplies.com/cat-583/rivets-and-fixings.htm

 

I know they are out of stock of most of the packs. Posted for information.

 

 

 

Jason

 

 

Mike.

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1 hour ago, Steamport Southport said:

No experience of them, but could Archer rivets be of use?

 

https://www.dccsupplies.com/cat-583/rivets-and-fixings.htm

 

I know they are out of stock of most of the packs. Posted for information.

 

 

 

Jason

 

I do have experience with them and they are great.  I used them on a plastic steel girder bridge.  I ordered mine direct from Archer but they are in the US and I'm in Canada so that might make it easier for me.

 

http://www.archertransfers.com/

 

John

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I've used evergreen styrene and a pounce wheel to emboss the rivets with some success, but getting a straight line on thin material takes some practice.

 

Jon

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