Wire Train Spools

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bogman102
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Joined: 10 Oct 2007, 09:40

03 Oct 2017, 13:35 #11

Ed, I do not know the modeler of the cable car unfortunately.
For good photos of NH cable cars see Shoreliner 39-2:15,16,17.
Noch #14202 makes three different sized spools (3.5',4.25' and 5.5') with two spools of each size per package .
Kibri #9921 also makes different sized spools. Both, I believe, are out of production but can be found on Ebay.
I found the Noch spools on Ebay but delivered cost me $9.35 a  package.
You could also use Evergreen Scale Plastic 3" or larger scribed siding for the spool ends. 
Then use an appropriate sized cut dowel for the center section.                Jim Warner
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nhhe52
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Joined: 26 Mar 2004, 05:19

03 Oct 2017, 14:19 #12

Thanks Jim:

I found and purchased these 7' diameter reel kits for display at the powerhouse:
http://www.gclaser.com/ho-scale-cable-r ... ered-3-pk/  $11.25
http://www.gclaser.com/ho-scale-cable-reels-empty-3-pk/ $15.00
http://www.gclaser.com/ho-scale-cable-r ... aded-3-pk/ $11.25

The item description that the diameter is 1/16 in obviously incorrect.  The diameter is 1-1/16", HO scale 7'.

Ed
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Ron High
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Joined: 06 Jun 2003, 20:08

05 Oct 2017, 22:55 #13

Go to Walthers and try a search for cable reels

https://www.walthers.com/catalogsearch/ ... able+reels

you get quite a few hits
A search for cable spools got just a few.

https://www.walthers.com/catalogsearch/ ... ble+spools

When I worked for Ma Bell here in New England we always called them cable reels . I can only guess what ever they were called it depended on the region or location.
Ron High
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Statkowski
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Joined: 05 Mar 2003, 09:39

06 Oct 2017, 00:08 #14

For a spool, it would be too big to go onto one's sewing machine.  For a reel, you'd need a very big fishing rod.  
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Richard Abramson
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Joined: 04 Aug 2017, 21:23

06 Oct 2017, 01:58 #15

Brother Henry:
I hope you don't glow in the dark.
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Richard Abramson
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Joined: 04 Aug 2017, 21:23

06 Oct 2017, 02:06 #16

Wire Train at Devon0001.jpg Ed:
Thought you'd like this golden-oldie of the wire train at Devon. . .on the Naugy!!
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nhhe52
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Joined: 26 Mar 2004, 05:19

06 Oct 2017, 22:04 #17

Nice!

Thanks Rick, but I always worry about you (a fellow sparker) posting images of smokers. 😀

Ed
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Richard Abramson
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Joined: 04 Aug 2017, 21:23

06 Oct 2017, 23:13 #18

Ed:
Can't run a sparker on the wire train!!
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