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Well being cooped up with this virus has made me think I'm attention deficit as I bounce between projects. I actually started rebuilding a portion of the layout that I considered done. As part of this I needed some high-voltage power poles. I wanted the Z-shaped poles you see a lot in the midwest, couldn't find them, so out came the printer.
Since the arms were fairly thin I drilled .016 holes in the arms for the insulators and inserted .016 brass wire.
Quite a while ago my wife gave me a bunch of small maroon beads that I was going use on a substation. This was well before the Walther's model. I glued these beads to the wire to form the insulators.
The interesting thing is once painted the layers of printing make the pole look as though it is made of wood.
There is a shot of the installed pole. Just waiting on the utility company to come and install the lines.
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