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 Posted: Mon Apr 1st, 2019 02:51 pm
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This is a tool that the pedantic ones among us will fall in love with  :mutley



https://shop.narrowplanet.co.uk/pages/narrow-planet-rivet-counter?fbclid=IwAR052cltmRwrNV8zrpMquIyk5o7AFqtuvV5UQqj3XFBv1ISUmyCRdcboqnk



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Haha, nice one Brian, as we need to count them before we can press them, to which end, I find this one quite satisfying:



Excessively concerned? Me? :)

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Briperran wrote: This is a tool that the pedantic ones among us will fall in love with  :mutley



https://shop.narrowplanet.co.uk/pages/narrow-planet-rivet-counter?fbclid=IwAR052cltmRwrNV8zrpMquIyk5o7AFqtuvV5UQqj3XFBv1ISUmyCRdcboqnk



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That's brilliant Brian........... :lol:

Have you got one and if so, does it work for all regions stock or just GWR ..........? 



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Funny that invention came out on a specific day !  :lol:



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I can think of a few places where something like that would sell very well :lol:



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Nice!!

I will be gifting it to members of a certain other forum - they will love it!!!

The irony is, of course, that you ought market one Brian - a great pension fund!!

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Plus Hattons Drive - Thru
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I used to do this until I discovered rivet decals (transfers). And pounce wheels.

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Sol wrote: Plus Hattons Drive - Thru
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGuQLecU2iM

That's brilliant Sol - and well done Hattons.



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Hattons joined the April fool parade.



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Obviously for some people like Bill who builds brass etched models it could well be a usefull bit of kit.

When i saw it i had visions of people walking around exhibitions with one in their hand looking to find fault with some exhibitors presentations. :mutley



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Ah, those must be some of them chaps over on Mr Web's site!

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Those rivet makers are actually a PITA to use. First you have to set the punch and die to the size required (usually OO, O and G), then adjust the depth to correspond to the metal thickness, and getting the spacing correct on a long run is trying. And as for doing rivets on a curve? Plus if you try and do this on thin strips there is an attack of the curly whurlies. Trying to this with styrene sheet, while possible, takes an even greater amount of patience. For a few rivets I just use a blunt dart head and small hammer.

Where the fun starts is trying to put rivets on RTR models that should have them but don't. Mainly Trains when in business sold nice riveted brass strips for wagon strapping, I miss them. Rivet decals/transfers come in a variety of sizes, go on in a jiffy, and are not oversized. You want one of the 57xx locomotives with riveted pannier tanks?  Or a Hornby Railroad Castle with riveted footplates?

Brass model rivets are best done with a half etch, although older models expect you to rivet away for hours on end with less than obvious indentations and questionable locations.

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Longchap wrote: Ah, those must be some of them chaps over on Mr Web's site!

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I dont think we have any of those   but the question did crop up today whether we are all geeks there :mutley

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Hi Folks,
I've just checked out Narrow Planets website – the custom etched nameplates look good value, and very useful!

Gordon :-)

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Briperran wrote: This is a tool that the pedantic ones among us will fall in love with  :mutley



https://shop.narrowplanet.co.uk/pages/narrow-planet-rivet-counter?fbclid=IwAR052cltmRwrNV8zrpMquIyk5o7AFqtuvV5UQqj3XFBv1ISUmyCRdcboqnk



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Not enough rivets to interest a rivet counter. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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There is a model railway show layout with a glass jar of rivets sat in an obvious place. Another layout when bothered by rivet counters sends round a Thomas the tank engine with strange out of scale items on the wagons..



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I remember seeing a large O gauge layout of the West Coast mainline set in prewar days. When rivet counters started to pick fault and say that engine or train never ran then, the operator would send round a train hauled by an American Big Boy! That shut them up.

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