Parkside shock-absorbing wagon

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Parkside shock-absorbing wagon

Postby robb1 » Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:07 pm

Come the new year I fully intend to assemble my OO Parkside Dundas shock-absorbing open wagon kit. I want to replace the plastic tarpaulin bar with something more substantial. Should I use brass rod and, if so, what diameter would be appropriate?

Thanks in anticipation.
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Re: Parkside shock-absorbing wagon

Postby stuartp » Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:46 pm

0.45mm brass usually looks about right.
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Re: Parkside shock-absorbing wagon

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:29 pm

I tend to use 0.5 mm, but either will do just fine.

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Re: Parkside shock-absorbing wagon

Postby 6C » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:42 am

Agree with the above comments - 0.45 handrail wire is considerably more robust than the 0.30 - which they tend to supply with their wagon kits...

Also it responds better to being worked - like putting the right angles in that will be required..whilst not looking over-thick.
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