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Home made loco cradle

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gavino200

More of an idea than a "tool". Something like this is kind of a must for some jobs. They are available commercially but they're expensive. I'd rather spend the money on trains. :)

 

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cteno4

Nice, never tried bubble wrap! I use hard or soft foam and usually use these

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Watch-Back-Case-Holder-Bench-Table-Vise-Adjustable-Location-Repair-Tool-GS/322895505215?hash=item4b2e12673f:g:B48AAOSwK~RaDxkD

 

i picked up one of these a while back very cheap on ebay auction, but haven't got around to using it, looks useful.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dental-Parallel-Surveyor-Gypsum-model-For-Lab-Equipment-NEW-Fus/252337765961?hash=item3ac080be49:g:O9cAAOSwT6pVn2qf

 

Cheers

 

jeff

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ben_issacs

Folks, 

Another possibility for a loco cradle.

12 inch long 3 inch by 1/2 or 3/4 inch timber base, two 1 1/2 inch by 12 inches timber sides to form a U shape, then a piece of blanket or soft cloth draped over the sides to form a U, and tacked to the upright timbers.

Blanket could be bubble wrap.

Regards, 

Bill, 

Melbourne.

 

 

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ben_issacs

Folks, 

Further to my previous post, the dimension are for HO scale, for N they could all be reduced somewhat.

Regards, 

Bill, 

Melbourne.

 

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