This is another post on my use and modification of the Atlas 2801 line side poles. Previous posts have been Line side poles from March of 2017 and Line side poles round 2 from December of 2017.
The stock height of the Atlas line side pole is just right for most applications but I am going to have a few places on this layout where the line poles are going to cross a track and are going to need to be taller than the standard height to look right.
After making the bottom of the pole flat with a file, I drilled a .026 hole in the center about 3/8 inch deep.
I try to keep the two sections straight until the adhesive dries. If the fit is not perfect any gaps can be filled with CA and then re-sanded.
That .020 steel wire inside gives the extended pole enough strength to endure any minor bumping while on the layout.