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How to run ignition wires?


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I use lead wire made by Plusmodel. It has a 0,3 mm diameter, is very easy to bend and strong enough to stay in place. I use a 0,4 mm drill for the holes and CA to fix everything. To simulate connectors and spark plugs, I use small amounts of white glue. The easy bending lead allows to pre paint the wires stretched out, before installing them.

Cheers Rob

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2 hours ago, Ryan said:

Stick with me here, but next time I'm going to try EZ line.

I know its'not round in section, but it sure drapes nicely.

With some paint it might look no worse than an eduard PE set.

I tried it on both my WWI snipe and fokker, the problem is it’s a little too floppy, hard to get it to sit right, lead is very soft, but stays put. But it really depends on your application.

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1 hour ago, 1to1scale said:

I tried it on both my WWI snipe and fokker, the problem is it’s a little too floppy, hard to get it to sit right, lead is very soft, but stays put. But it really depends on your application.

Good to know 1to1 thanks.

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3 hours ago, DocRob said:

Some time ago a member here pointed to that sie https://anyz.io/. They have braided lines and also resin spark plugs. I never tried them but on my next shopping tour I will buy some of their stuff and try it.

Cheers Rob

Hey Doc

 I believe the anyz stuff is for 1/24 scale, the braided line is pretty big for 1/32 stuff.

Ron G 

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1 hour ago, CrankyCrafstman said:

I believe the anyz stuff is for 1/24 scale, the braided line is pretty big for 1/32 stuff.

Hi Ron,

0,5 mm *32 = 16 mm, sounds not to bad. I will try that stuff and report. To me it is right if it looks right.

Cheers Rob

This looks like 16mm to me minimum :D

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On 9/24/2019 at 8:23 PM, DocRob said:

Some time ago a member here pointed to that sie https://anyz.io/. They have braided lines and also resin spark plugs. I never tried them but on my next shopping tour I will buy some of their stuff and try it.

Cheers Rob

I also looked at their stuff today. Looks very good, and you can get  the wire in color of your choice.

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I used 0.3mm solder wire for the Hercules wires on my 1/48 Beaufighter. Learned a lot with 2 for 28 cylinders....will use lead wire next time as others have mentioned, it's soft and malleable. The wire I used was a bit springy. Used PVA glue for the spacers on the pairs. The exhaust pipes (the Vector engines only came with intakes) were 0.8mm lead solder wire.

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