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Rivet Decals
Resin Bridge Rivets
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


Originally published on:
RailRoad Modeling

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Resin Bridge Rivet Decals
Items:

    AR88051 O 1/48
    AR88052 HO 1/87
    AR88053 N 1/160

$17.95


Introduction: Archer Fine Transfers
Archer Fine Transfers has served military modelers with high quality decals and accessories for 23 years. Now they are making products for model railroaders. Model railroaders can now easily create uniform, evenly spaced rivets in the three major scales, O, HO, and N.

Resin Bridge Rivets
Whether you accidentally damage your model rivets, or they were not molded, or you scratchbuild, now you can have commonly sized and spaced rivets in the three most common railroad scales, , O, HO, and N.

Archer prints resin rivets onto decal paper. You simply cut the length you need and apply them as you would any decal. They can be applied above or below paint. To see these decals "in action", please view this thread featuring THE DECALS USED ON AN AIRCRAFT.

My only concern is that most structural rivets had rounded heads. These seem flat.

Conclusion
These can be very useful to any modeler. My only concern is that most structural rivets had rounded heads; these seem flat. Scratchbuilders, no more embossing rivets! These easy to use decals can be used on bridges, railroad cars, buildings anything you need rivets on. Highly recommended!

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here on RailRoadModeling.net.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Uniform size and spacing. Easy application.
Lows: Seem flat.
Verdict: Excellent way to replicate rivets on bridges, railroad cars, buildings anything you need rivets on.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: Other
  Mfg. ID: See text
  Suggested Retail: $17.95
  Related Link: Rivets used on aircraft model
  PUBLISHED: Mar 01, 2012
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 91.53%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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Thanks, Fred, with all the interest in armored trains and the need for rivets in some modifications or to "spice up" old kits, these sound very useful.
MAR 02, 2012 - 09:04 AM
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