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Plus Model Wooden Ladders
bill_c
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Posted: Monday, August 08, 2011 - 05:28 AM UTC
The thing is, this is an inexpensive way to add a ladder or two to your dio. Turning the slats the "right" way would weaken the wood "legs" too much. Adding rounds is certainly a solution, as is scratching your own ladder.

But for the price, it's a pretty nifty answer for those who don't want a lot of BS when doing a dio.
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2011 - 04:29 PM UTC
Thanks Bill,
but I just can't get past the rungs being in the wrong alignment?
I could understand if it were a more rudimentary ladder with rungs attached to the outside/front edge, but for properly constructed ones this makes no sense. Tubular rungs would present no problem, but for something designed to to take a flat foot hold, they have to be affixed horizontally. I imagine this would make for a significantly weaker structure in this scale and material, but for accuracy's sake I'd have a crack at scratchbuilding or altering them?
Cheers
Brad
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2011 - 08:43 AM UTC
Thanks, Pat.
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2011 - 08:20 AM UTC

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My suggestion is to attack them with care.


Useful advice there Bill
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2011 - 07:08 AM UTC
Bill Cross reviews Plus Model's ingenious wooden ladders.



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