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1/72nd stanchions for the Gato sub........
swede82
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 07:37 AM UTC
Working up the Revell 1/72nd Gato kit.Two of the curved stanchions for the foredeck of the fairwater (forward cigarette deck) are broken beyond a clean repair. Does anyone know where I can purchase new stanchions? I must be looking in the wrong places. Any advise or info would be appreciated!!!
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 12:55 PM UTC

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Working up the Revell 1/72nd Gato kit.Two of the curved stanchions for the foredeck of the fairwater (forward cigarette deck) are broken beyond a clean repair. Does anyone know where I can purchase new stanchions? I must be looking in the wrong places. Any advise or info would be appreciated!!!



It made be better to scratch build them out of wire.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 - 02:33 AM UTC
Hi Howard,
Have you checked model railroad suppliers? Many RR enthusiasts super detail their locomotives and cars with railings. There's a plethora of scales so there may be something you can match or use to scratch your own. I would start with HO scale and go from there.
HTH
John
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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 12:23 PM UTC
Thanks guys...pne, I really hate scratching out that many so I'll try to fix the broken ones. Hadn't thought of the RR goodies line. Will look through those.........