Okie Dokie. The tire is from Rusty Stumps and the 40 links per inch chain from Builders In Scale.
Since I was going to chain the tires to the piers I realized that can hide the joint in the chain behind that same pier. First thing is to get the length so I draped the chain around the pier – and will cut the chain at the overlap.
The biggest problem I seem to have is my fat fingers .. so …
#1 – This is .45mm beading wire. It consists of 7 strands which means it can stand in for wire rope or cordage. That .45mm is about .018 in. .. which in O scale measures about 7/8 in.
#2 – The wire is coated with plastic which can be easily burned off with a cigarette lighter. I could then untwist the wire to get a single wire strand that is .064mm or ~ .0025 in. .. which is about 1/8 in. in O scale.
#3 – This is the length of chain cut to drape around the pier and through the eyebolt.
#4 – Finally .. took that single wire and threaded it through the last link of the chain, folded it in half and then twisted it so I have something to work with …