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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by chidago View Post
The kmb needs more..a bimini would be PERFECT..any ideas, guys? to be really good, it needs joints in the arms..aint figured THAT out yet..

Tubes can be done with scale aluminum tubing, but, no good way to solder em together I have found..
You can always make pinned hinges by just pinching aluminum or brass tube with a tiny hole and wire where we would use a nut and bolt in real scale. Theres even a cool way to lock those hinged joints by having a slightly larger scrap of tube slip over the hinge to hold it solid. In less critical hinges silicone tubing can become the hinge.

And don't forget the flexible straps that can help hold these hinged wonders in place as on the big top on my Pontoon Boat.

Good luck John and that sounds like a really neat scale and, unfortunately "cute" idea. GO FOR IT ANYWAY!

John in Merrill

PS I forgot to address your soldering dilemma. If you use copper or brass tubing, you can easily solder the joints that aren't meant to be hinged.
Yuppo.................. You want aluminum or even better CHROME tubing.

Just get over your obsession and paint the dang brass silver if you have to!
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