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Old 01-10-2017, 11:15 PM   #11
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Looks very good PT. The other option for the telephone lines is EZ Line - it is very elastic, being able to elongate up to seven times its length. It does mean that if you accidentally lean on your wires you won't pull the poles down or pull the wires of the conductors. This item was used on a layout in the March 2014 Railway Modeller. It is available through several model suppliers.
I think I bought some of that stuff. It is brown thin flexible thread for such use. It wasn't cheap, but the flexibility does mean it is good for such a use as we have. The only slight issue is I hope I can find where I've put the stuff when I'm actually ready to use it!
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I am not a BT technician, but I think that it looks quite wonderful.

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Ez line comes in a bunch of colours.......
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:52 PM   #14
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I think they look good but a little too tight, most telephone and power lines are bowed. (if thats the correct word)
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Sagging like my body comes to mind!
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I think they look good but a little too tight, most telephone and power lines are bowed. (if thats the correct word)
It depends on the time of the year as in the warmer weather the wires will sag but in the colder weather the wires will go tighter. Add to this the weight of ice or snow, and one can see why there can be the possibility of a failure, especially if a tree blows over the line somewhere.
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Copper wire does not expand very much unless heated a great deal. We used to tension copper wires the same amount summer and winter and it didn't sag or tighten in varying temperatures. That is why copper pipes can be fixed fairly firmly, they don't move.
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