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Thanks all for your sage advice...!!!!
I think I will try Ray Crean's advice and go the plastic rod route. I have some miniature drills that are almost hair thin, that I can use to bore out the ends. I will then use individual tiny round chain links from a model RR chain source (40 links/inch) to simulate the flaired end of the piping.
As for putting steel wire inside the tubing, it might be hard to remove if the fit is tight, once the tubing is bent. But I might try that too!!!
Thanks again to all of you for your inspiration!
How about a section of steel wire through the tube while bending?
...a single grain of sand would be too large to fit inside tubes this size. And I am not sure they make tube flaring kits for brass tubes this small....
put tape on 1 end, fill tube with sand, tape close other end of tube & start bending. check hardware store for small pipe flaring kit to flare end of pipe.
Can anyone recommend an online tutorial for bending tiny diameter brass tubing (without the tubes crimping) and introducing a flare into the open end, to replicate piping on ship's funnels in 1/700 scale?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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