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Auzze
New Hire

Posted - 04/20/2007 :  4:37:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi..

Just wondering if anyone knows where I can buy some power pole transformers as I'm hoping to add this detail to the layout.

StuartM

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LVRALPH
Fireman



Posted - 04/20/2007 :  4:51:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know if there are commercial transformers available or not, but they are not hard to scratch. I made mine from some hard wood dowel that I found in a home improvement big box store. The only thing I would have done different was seal it with sanding sealer.

Here is a transformer rack that I built for my Mauser Mills site from an article in RMC by Doug Hole.





Oh, and in case some uniformed forum member reads this...this was finished!




Edited by - LVRALPH on 04/20/2007 4:53:57 PM

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MarkF
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Posted - 04/20/2007 :  7:15:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by LVRALPH

Oh, and in case some uniformed forum member reads this...this was finished!



Yes it is! And I like it! Funny, there was one JUST like it in Sunbury, Pa. and it just so happens I need one. Hmmmmm......


Mark

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Peterpools
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Posted - 04/20/2007 :  7:19:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Doesn't Walthers make transformers in HO scale in the Cornerstone Series?
Peter



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Tim Kerkhoff
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Posted - 04/20/2007 :  9:47:32 PM  Show Profile  Send Tim Kerkhoff a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I think a company called finishing touches makes metal ones.


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Tabooma County Rwy
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Posted - 04/20/2007 :  10:37:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was going to add that Selley makes them, but Selley is also known as Finishing Touches Also, take a look at plastic power poles, like Atlas, Model Power, etc. They include some transformers that are actually pretty decent.


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anbhurst
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Posted - 04/21/2007 :  01:42:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ralph, . .looks like you used rails for your shelf. They certainly do not detract from your build. It looks very realistic.

quote:
Originally posted by LVRALPH

. . .they are not hard to scratch. I made mine from some hard wood dowel that I found in a home improvement big box store. . .




Allen
Modeling the East in the West on the Northeastern Pacific RIM, Oregon, that is!

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LVRALPH
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Posted - 04/21/2007 :  06:29:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Allen, those are not rails, but Evergreen I beams in styrene!


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bxcarmike
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Posted - 04/21/2007 :  10:12:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ralph, nice work, what did you use for insulators? I did some transformers with pieces from one of those plastic coat hangers and small ones using sprues. mike h


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LVRALPH
Fireman



Posted - 04/21/2007 :  12:15:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, they are little bits of wire and wire insulation. I would have to look at Doug's article as I used what he recommended!


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Auzze
New Hire

Posted - 04/21/2007 :  6:09:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ralph, Very nice work, thats what I'm looking for, now how did you make they, what did you use and did you work from some plans.

Thanks
Stuart



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LVRALPH
Fireman



Posted - 04/21/2007 :  6:39:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Stuart, it is from an article by Doug Hole in a late 90's issue of RMC. Let me know if you need it and I can try to scan it and send it to you when I find it!


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RW
Engine Wiper



Posted - 04/21/2007 :  9:17:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ralph,
Would it be possible for you to post the month and year of the article?
Thanks,
RW



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LVRALPH
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Posted - 04/22/2007 :  06:23:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, I just have to search my back issues of RMC which are a disaster right now!


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Auzze
New Hire

Posted - 04/22/2007 :  09:35:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ralph

If you could that would be great. Building a few would make a great evening job.

Thanks
Stuart



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LVRALPH
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Posted - 04/22/2007 :  2:26:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Richard and Stuart...check your e mails.


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