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Something For 'Gear Heads'
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Posted: Fri Sep 29th, 2017 02:56 am
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Joined: Mon Nov 4th, 2013
Gold plated 'handwheels' !. My thanks again to John & Rod.
Beading/sewing hobby shops - yet another source I had never thought of.
John: I model in 1:48 (U.S. O Gauge, On30) & 43.5:1 (British O Gauge, Stnd Gauge, industrials & colliery stuff).
Posted: Fri Sep 29th, 2017 05:11 am
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Some other places to try.
You can use materials for flying tying. Such things as moose hair, boar hair, buck tail, deer fur, duck feathers, and kangaroo fur. Fly tying shops are great for obtaining weed & tall grass materials.
Braided fishing line as cable.
____________________ Rod Hutchinson
Posted: Fri Sep 29th, 2017 06:12 am
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Joined: Wed Apr 13th, 2011
Location: Florida USA
Now we are digging into the really exotic stuff. Once you learn to disregard labels nobody will stop you ever again!
____________________ Junk is something you throw away three weeks before you need it.
Posted: Sun Dec 31st, 2017 04:28 am
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wish i had seen this yesterday as i came across a machine for drilling holes in beads and could't think of a use for it. the instructions were in very bad english and chinese
Posted: Sun Dec 31st, 2017 09:28 am
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W C Greene
Yes, keep your eyes open when looking around at a craft store, fabric store, fishing store, toy stores, pharmacy, spice shelves in the food store...goodness, everywhere. And don't forget the local hobby shop that carries planes, boats, cars, etc. Remember that when a product is "made for model railroaders", you may add 40 to 50 percent to the price. Some of the best details I have found come from stores that don't carry any model trains!
____________________ It doesn't matter if you win or lose, its' how you rig the game.
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