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  • Looking for miniature gate hinges.

    Does anyone have a source for miniature gate hinges? I'm getting ready to hang doors on the roundhouse, and would rather buy some gate hinges than trying to bend phosphor bronze wire.

    Jim
    Take the red pill

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    Jim,

    What scale? If HO. I bought some from Monster Model Works, or you can ask Jimmy Simmons and perhaps he can accommodate you.

    Rich

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    • #3
      Jim, Campbell #935 may work.

      ed

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      • #4
        www.grandtline.com sold these at one time.

        Ed talks about these; https://www.walthers.com/large-hinge...-plastic-pkg-8


        Louis
        Pacific Northwest Logging in the East Coast

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        • #5
          Are either of these operational? The Grandtline looks like they are static.

          Jim
          Take the red pill

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          • #6
            Jim, the Grandtline hinges do work. But you will need to bend an L shaped piece of wire for the hinges to turn on. There is a hole in the hinge that isn't seen in the photos. I use the O scale hinges all the time.

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            • #7
              These are the O scale hinges.




              They are styrene so you can shorten the length if need be.

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              • #8
                Ahaa! the 'L' shape is basically the gate hinge post I'm looking for. Those are good looking hinges on a fine looking model.

                Jim
                Take the red pill

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                • #9
                  Jim, nails it. I dig the modeling as much as the hinges. Sweet weathering.

                  ed

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                  • #10
                    Howdy,

                    I really like the Vector Cut hinges at http://www.vectorcut.com.

                    Happy rails,

                    Mike Corley

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Mike,

                      Interesting looking stuff at that site. So many 'hole in the wall' places that have flourished as some of the old timers have gone the way of the caboose.

                      Jim
                      Take the red pill

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                      • #12
                        For my "stone" roundhouse, I got thin tubing (Ngineering) and music wire/steel rod that fit inside that tubing. Then I wrapped the paper hinges from the Rusty Stumps doors (https://www.rustystumps.com/proddetail.asp?prod=D4012) around the tubing. I bent the rod to an L shape, and drilled and glued it into the plaster walls.



                        Hanging the doors was an exercise in patience, but the working hinges are definitely a feature.



                        dave
                        Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                        • #13
                          Dave,

                          Thanks, that is exactly what I am attempting to do! Outstanding!!! I had cobbled another solution (I thought) but it didn't give me the clearance I need for the animation of the doors opening and closing under servo control. The pivot point was just wrong. I'll be adding a homebrew bellcrank linkage to the door's interior. Probably kinda cheesy, but it's part of my :crazy: pattern.

                          Jim
                          Take the red pill

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                          • #14
                            To affix the tubing, I used the "Goo then CA" method. That being said, the hinges are not very strong, and I don't plan on operating them much. The weak point is mounting the tubing to the door. I guess some epoxy fillet would add strength, but for HO scale (and for the 14 doors I had to do), that's some pretty detailed work!

                            dave
                            Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                            • #15
                              The teflon tubing arrived in the mail earlier today. Loctite Professional Super Glue grabbed it like a dog on a bone. .015 phosphor bronze wire slips through it like your gedunk money at the hobby shop.

                              Jim
                              Take the red pill

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