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friscomike Posted - 11/05/2019 : 2:43:06 PM
Howdy folks,

I am interested in the techniques used by O scale modelers to make door handles. I've used wood and wire but am not satisfied with the results. Of particular interest are handles for screen doors, barn doors, etc.

Have fun,
Mike
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hon3_rr Posted - 11/06/2019 : 11:43:50 PM
One of my tricks is to use a staple. I will bend the staple if needed. I usually cut off one leg of the staple prior to bending the new leg to create the handle length I want.
Hopeless Posted - 11/06/2019 : 8:25:59 PM
I usually use the head of a small brass nail.

Roland
friscomike Posted - 11/06/2019 : 5:21:22 PM
Great ideas. Thanks folks. I love this forum. ~mike
desertdrover Posted - 11/06/2019 : 09:46:08 AM
Like Brucet said about using pins, you can also use the round head of a sewing pin as a house/entryway door knob.
Here is what I was saying about using solder.
Take a piece of styrene and a piece of solder and make up a barn door handle.

brucet Posted - 11/06/2019 : 01:15:41 AM
Raid the wife's sewing basket and nick a few sewing pins. Nip the heads off and use them as door handles.
BigLars Posted - 11/05/2019 : 5:42:09 PM
I have used track spikes for lever handles and Peco track pins for knobs.
desertdrover Posted - 11/05/2019 : 5:07:40 PM
For this 'O' Scale structure, the guy used solder formed into a handle.


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