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#1 Posted : 01 November 2019 23:01:57

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After a bit of advice - I'm trying to do the 6 footrope supports on the main yard but the copper just keeps breaking as I twist it and I am fast running out of copper length. Any tips?
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#2 Posted : 01 November 2019 23:37:05

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You may find information on this page useful. I didn't like the look of the brass wired ones so decided to make my own.... Hope it helps....

https://forum.model-spac...ts&t=5013&p=155

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#3 Posted : 02 November 2019 00:08:08

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I had the same problem. You can buy copper wire from any crafting website and it will last you during your build. I make sure mine has been in the airing cupboard for a couple of hours before use.
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#4 Posted : 02 November 2019 07:35:02

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BigGrin Another way of doing it is to run the copper wire through a flame till it gets cherry red and let it cool this softens the wire so it's easier to twist Cool
Hope this helps
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#5 Posted : 02 November 2019 10:40:28

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You guys are ace! I will try these tips and also invest in a reel of copper wiring to last me.

It really was a sticking point and the reason I haven't done any of my build in two months!
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