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Old 02-03-2018, 01:42 AM   #1
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Default 0 Gauge rivets?

I have now got three 0-16.5 brass loco kits and the one thing more than ever is pressing/stamping the rivet detail into the brass sheet. I cannot wait to start building these locos, but am petrified of deforming the brass so much that the bits won't fit together properly. Does anyone have any ideas please?
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:00 AM   #2

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hi , narrowgauge - have you got a rivet tool , with a stop guide --- I have found this the best way to get rivets all the same -- if when you have done say a tender side - and when you look at the face the metal (brass) looks domed slightly cover the face and the rivets with masking tape,( might have to put 2 layers ? ) then lay face down and gently roll with something like a wooden rolling pin (as in cooking ) until flat -- the masking tape protects the rivet heads -- do try on scrap brass first -- hope this helps regards Dave
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