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friscomike
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Posted - 11/05/2019 :  2:43:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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
You can follow my construction of the logging camp kitchen: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47400&whichpage=1 and the dining hall at http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50236

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desertdrover
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Posted - 11/05/2019 :  5:07:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For this 'O' Scale structure, the guy used solder formed into a handle.




Louis
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BigLars
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Posted - 11/05/2019 :  5:42:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have used track spikes for lever handles and Peco track pins for knobs.

My current build:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50375

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brucet
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Posted - 11/06/2019 :  01:15:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Raid the wife's sewing basket and nick a few sewing pins. Nip the heads off and use them as door handles.


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desertdrover
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Posted - 11/06/2019 :  09:46:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.




Louis
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friscomike
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Posted - 11/06/2019 :  5:21:22 PM  Show Profile  Visit friscomike's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great ideas. Thanks folks. I love this forum. ~mike

You can follow my construction of the logging camp kitchen: http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=47400&whichpage=1 and the dining hall at http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=50236

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Hopeless
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Posted - 11/06/2019 :  8:25:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I usually use the head of a small brass nail.

Roland



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hon3_rr
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Posted - 11/06/2019 :  11:43:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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.

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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