|Measure the width of the hole spacing.|
My Eureka moment came whilst I was trying to form and fit the numerous handrails needed to fit to this van.
After drilling out the handrail holes with a .35mm drill and then opening out slightly with a smoothing broach there is the problem of bending the wire to fit the holes to the correct length. What I came up with is to use a pair of springbow calipers which have been lurking in the tool box for ages.
|Find the corresponding size on the jig.|
Then its a matter of pushing into the holes, adding some flux and running the soldering iron around them with a small amount of solder.
The bottom picture, again cruelly enlarged shows that these are possibly the best result I have had with handrails- although to be fair the rest have all been on plastic kits but I suppose the same idea could be applied.
Just the other side to do and the body is just about ready for the roof and wheels to be fitted.
|Handrails fitted into place and soldered.|