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“Have You Used Your Mill Yet?”


A friend of mine asked – Have you used your mill yet? The answer is Yes!

I built a fixture to hold N-scale locomotive shells so that I can drill accurate holes for various wire detail parts, like grab irons (sometimes called Hand Holds), and lift rings (much like an eye bolt). This fixture holds the shell in several orientations, including at an angle matching the angle of the hood ends, so that the holes can be drilled perpendicular to the ends.