Video Archive         Recent Topics      
YMR logo

You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > Getting You Started. > Scenery > styrene model downpipes To bottom of page
                 

 Moderated by: Spurno
Start New Topic Reply Printer Friendly

styrene model downpipes - Scenery - Getting You Started. - Your Model Railway Club
AuthorPost
 Posted: Sun Sep 8th, 2019 05:31 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 1st post
60009
Full Member
 

Joined: Thu Aug 15th, 2019
Location: Banbury, United Kingdom
Posts: 28
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Good morning, a problem I have always had is bending plastic rod to tightly follow contours of building when installing drain downpipes. Could anyone please help with suggestions, Thanks David



____________________
David
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Sep 8th, 2019 08:11 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 2nd post
Briperran
Full Member


Joined: Thu Oct 4th, 2018
Location: Perranporth, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Posts: 498
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

David

The slaters plasticard rod is quite pliable fine for downpipes  in differant sizes plus an assorted pack.

buy direct or search on google.

https://slatersplastikard.com/plastikard/plasticRod.php


Brian



____________________
OO gauge DCC ECOS Itrain 4 computer control system
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Sep 8th, 2019 08:33 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 3rd post
60009
Full Member
 

Joined: Thu Aug 15th, 2019
Location: Banbury, United Kingdom
Posts: 28
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Thanks for getting back Brian, could you advice what to use to bend it. When I do it I always get a crease or it " squares of", I can't get small tight curves in it. Thanks David



____________________
David
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Sep 8th, 2019 09:47 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 4th post
BCDR
Moderator


Joined: Sat Oct 19th, 2013
Location: Reston, Virginia USA
Posts: 3211
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Hi David,

Sounds like the styrene rod is too big. Use styrene tube (comes in various sizes), not rod. Insert a length of soft metal rod inside, bend to S-shape. Jewellery or craft metal rod is soft enough to bend easily and keeps its shape, although you can use brass or even phosphor bronze rod. The metal rod inside stops kinking. Tube looks more realistic at the spout end. That said, you can just use the metal rod! I use round tapered ended smooth blade pliers to bend rod to shape.

Other way is to place styrene rod in hot water for a few minutes (80-90°C) and bend to shape using a bending jig.  Hair dryer on hot or a heat gun works as well. Allow to cool and set. Keep away from naked flames as the fumes are quite  noxious.

Nigel



____________________
©Nigel C. Phillips
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Sep 8th, 2019 10:10 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 5th post
60009
Full Member
 

Joined: Thu Aug 15th, 2019
Location: Banbury, United Kingdom
Posts: 28
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Thanks Nigel for all your suggestions. If none of those work for me, nothing will, once again thanks and to all who looked, David



____________________
David
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Sep 8th, 2019 10:14 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 6th post
Briperran
Full Member


Joined: Thu Oct 4th, 2018
Location: Perranporth, Cornwall, United Kingdom
Posts: 498
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

another cheap way of doing it for downpipes is get some old twin and earth wire strip it and the solid copper wire is easy to manipulate.

Brian



____________________
OO gauge DCC ECOS Itrain 4 computer control system
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Sep 8th, 2019 10:17 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 7th post
60009
Full Member
 

Joined: Thu Aug 15th, 2019
Location: Banbury, United Kingdom
Posts: 28
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Great idea. All the years I have been modelling, you learn things all the time. Thanks again Brian



____________________
David
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Sep 8th, 2019 11:00 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 8th post
Petermac
Moderator


Joined: Sat Oct 13th, 2007
Location: Nr Bergerac, France
Posts: 16936
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

You beat me to it Brian - lots of modellers use solid core electric cable for these things - stranded wires won't work !!



____________________
'Petermac
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Sep 8th, 2019 07:34 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 9th post
David Bigcheeseplant
Full Member
 

Joined: Fri Dec 18th, 2009
Location: Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Posts: 177
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Why don't you use brass rod instead of styrene, 3d printed downpipe brackets are available from modelu https://www.modelu3d.co.uk/product/2901/

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Sep 9th, 2019 04:37 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 10th post
Ssamm
Full Member
 

Joined: Sun Dec 3rd, 2017
Location: Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 82
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Some great suggestions there. Which i will immediately purloin :-)

Cheers
Evan

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Sep 9th, 2019 05:16 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 11th post
60009
Full Member
 

Joined: Thu Aug 15th, 2019
Location: Banbury, United Kingdom
Posts: 28
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Thanks David, I knew Modelu did figures, but not all the other stuff, Thanks 



____________________
David
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Mon Sep 9th, 2019 06:35 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 12th post
David Bigcheeseplant
Full Member
 

Joined: Fri Dec 18th, 2009
Location: Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Posts: 177
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

I did the 3D artwork for Modelu and he added them to his range there are 3 and 4 inch versions in both round and square versions.

I now have my own 3D printer so can do my own now.

David

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Tue Sep 10th, 2019 08:52 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 13th post
60009
Full Member
 

Joined: Thu Aug 15th, 2019
Location: Banbury, United Kingdom
Posts: 28
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

We might have to start asking you 



____________________
David
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Dec 12th, 2019 10:00 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 14th post
IanLMS
Full Member


Joined: Tue Sep 27th, 2016
Location: Feltwell, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Posts: 205
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

To make my curved downpipes I held the styrene rod over a lit candle for a nano second and pushed the end in on its self making a nice "S" bend.
A bit of trial and error but you soon get the hang of how long to hold it, how far from the flame and how much pressure to make the bend.

Obviously, safety first - don't do this next to all the lovely solvents and flammable materials we modellers tend to store in and around the modelling bench!!!!

Ian



____________________
Ian Lancaster
Please visit my OO Gauge 1930's LMS layout "Jencaster"
http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=14622&forum_id=21&page=1
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Dec 12th, 2019 01:30 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 15th post
60009
Full Member
 

Joined: Thu Aug 15th, 2019
Location: Banbury, United Kingdom
Posts: 28
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Thanks Ian, will try that. I make Metcalfe kits and super detail them, but I can never seem to get the downpipes right. I will give it a go and let you know how I get on. Have a good Christmas, David



____________________
David
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Dec 13th, 2019 08:50 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 16th post
Chubber
Casseroled Badger


Joined: Thu Oct 2nd, 2008
Location: Ivybridge, Devon, Gateway To Dartmoor.. , United Kingdom
Posts: 4608
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

A lot of larger buildings had square section cast iron down pipes, easily modelled in square strip of the appropriate size, yet they are not very often modelled. By nicking the rod at the right place at right angles it will bend and partly snap to shape. A drop of paint usually fills the nick although acrylic seems to shrink back after a couple of years.



Poop-poop

Douglas



____________________
'You may share the labours of the great, but you will not share the spoil...' Aesop's Fables

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" - Benjamin Franklin

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Dec 13th, 2019 10:09 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 17th post
Sol
A modelling Moderator.


Joined: Mon Nov 28th, 2011
Location: Evanston Gardens, South Aust, Australia
Posts: 4016
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

And I used rectangular styrene




____________________
Ron
NCE DCC ; 00 scale UK outline.
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Fri Dec 13th, 2019 10:22 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 18th post
60009
Full Member
 

Joined: Thu Aug 15th, 2019
Location: Banbury, United Kingdom
Posts: 28
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Thanks to you both. Something else to think about. David



____________________
David
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

This is topic ID = 16207     Current time is 11:09 am  
You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > Getting You Started. > Scenery > styrene model downpipes
You can type a quick reply to this topic here. Click in the box below to begin.

Or to reply to an individual post, or to include images, attachments and formatted text,
click the Quote or Reply buttons on each post above.

To start a new topic in this forum, click the Start New Topic button below.
To start a new topic in a different forum, click the Forum Jump drop-down list below.
Start New Topic


Back to top of page

           
15 Most Recent Topics

Problems with this web site? Please contact the Webmaster.

All material submitted to this web site is the responsibility of the respective contributor. By submitting material to this web site you acknowledge that you accept full responsibility for the material submitted.
Unless stated otherwise, all the material displayed on this web site, including all text, photographs, drawings and other images, is copyright and the property of the respective contributor. Registered members are welcome to use it for their own personal non-commercial modelmaking purposes. It must not be reproduced or re-published elsewhere in any form, or used commercially, without first obtaining the owner's express permission.
The owner of this web site may edit, modify or remove any content at any time without giving notice or reason.    © 2008

                 

Recent Topics Back to top of page

Powered by UltraBB 1.15 Copyright © 2007-2011 by Jim Hale and Data 1 Systems. Page design copyright © 2008-2013 Martin Wynne. Photo gallery copyright © 2009 David Williams.