Reproduction BAYKO Rods

Rods, or Wires as they were known in the earlier years, aren't the sexiest part of the BAYKO hobby - but try building anything without them!!!
 
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However, if you're going to build a large model successfully, you're almost certainly going to need longer, replica BAYKO Rods of the CORRECT GAUGE.
1.905 mm or 75 thou
Today's [metric] standard gauge wire is available as either 1.8 mm or 2.0 mm gauge.
1.8 mm Rods fit the Bases easily enough, but provide a very slack fit and models built with this gauge of Rods don't travel well, not good for exhibitions to put it mildly!
2.0 mm provides a very tight fit for brickwork etc. but won't fit into the Bases...
...so each individual Rod has to be ground down by hand to make it fit(!)...
...and some Pillars, End Bricks, Curved Bricks and Windows, etc., won't take them at all!
I've now found a source of replica Rods 1.905 mm - the original 75 thou - the CORRECT GAUGE.
75 thou or 1.905 mm
They are available from me, world-wide, in 1 metre or 2 metre lengths at £1.75 per metre [£1.50 for BAYKO Collectors Club members] plus post and packing.
I originally had the replica Rods made for my own use, but I'm more than happy to help fellow modellers, particularly those among us that like to take on a mega-challenge.
 
Reproduction BAYKO Rods are always available at BAYKO Collectors Club meetings...
 
Important reminder - these Rods are the CORRECT GUAGE!
 
If you can't wait until the next BAYKO Collectors Club, I am happy to send them anywhere in the world - I've already sent several orders to Australia and New Zealand!
Postage, packing and insurance is entirely dependant on the number and length of the Rods you order, and, of course, where you live. Please note, although perhaps less flexible for you to use, 1 metre lengths are much cheaper to ship.
The next point isn't just a sales gimmick - but you really can save yourself quite a bit of money by planning ahead - doubling an order will often not incur extra postal charges - so you can keep down the gross cost per Rod.
Please email me with details of your requirements, together with your address, and I will let you know the postage charges...
You can pay in two ways : -
 
By PayPal using my registered email address which is : -
   
pete@baykoman.com
 
By cheque, in which case please expect a brief delay before despatch while I wait for the cheque to clear.
 
Important reminder - these Rods are the CORRECT GUAGE!
 
SAFETY FIRST - PLEASE BE CAREFUL - SAFETY FIRST
If you use a disc cutter to cut the rods, the cut ends will potentially be very hot, but, unlike mild steel, hot stainless steel does not glow at the temperatures involved here...
...BUT IT WILL STILL BE HOT...
...and don't forget your goggles!!!
I also strongly recommend that you handle newly cut rods with care, and take steps to remove any burrs or sharp edges - I personally use a bench grinder.
CAN I JUST ADD A WORD OF 'ARCHITECTURAL CAUTION' : -
When cutting replica Rods to the correct length for a large building, where the tops of those Rods will be clearly visible, please be careful to cut the Rods accurately...
...an apparently small variation in overall length actually looks quite substantial - and has a detrimental impact on the appearance of the model - when all you can see are the bits sticking up above the top row of bricks...
...as I said elsewhere - they look like Worsel Gummage's teeth - and that ain't good!!
Oh yes - and don't forget to take into account the thickness of the intermediate flooring when working out the length!
BE SAFE - BE ACCURATE - ENJOY!!!
 
I have now started a service for Cut-to-Order Rods from the stock of replica BAYKO Rods.
 
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