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How about the wifes sewing box im sure there are lots of suitable buttons in that you could use if not go throught the wardrobe to find one

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henryparrot wrote: How about the wifes sewing box im sure there are lots of suitable buttons in that you could use if not go throught the wardrobe to find one

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:mutley:mutley:mutley

Been there - done that (as far as the sewing box is concerned.) I'm not sure I want to risk cutting the buttons off of her cardy though! :hmm:mutley:mutley Sounds pretty risky to me. :It's a no no

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In another thread, Stu mentioned the treasure trove that a haberdashers shop could bring in terms of items that can be adapted for modelling use. There must be something available that can be utilised.

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Your scratch built one looks great. Here's my crane road with the ratio one -





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Gwent Rail wrote: In another thread, Stu mentioned the treasure trove that a haberdashers shop could bring in terms of items that can be adapted for modelling use. There must be something available that can be utilised.
I think I read something about handbag clasps and/or pop fasteners somewhere.

I'll have a poke about next time I'm in the city.

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I've just been having a tinker around with some bits and pieces and came up with a solution for the pulleys. Using pop-stud fasteners amd a metal washer, I can get pretty much the shape I want:



Top row: The three parts needed
Second row: The washer in place
Third row: Clipped back together.

They just  need the shafts installed and a coat of paint or two! :pathead

They'll do for the top sets. I'll pick up some more to make the lower set next time I'm at the shops.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction everyone. :thumbs

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They look expensive Perry .....................:lol::lol::lol:

An excellent solution. :thumbs



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Petermac wrote: They look expensive Perry .....................:lol::lol::lol:

An excellent solution. :thumbs

I...er....'found' them! So I suppose you could say they are permanently 'borrowed'. ;-) It's just a shame there weren't a few more of them. Now I WILL have to buy some. :cry:

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You are deffo on the right track... here they are on my little crane from August last year.





Watching with interest, I love your determinedly 'no buying' attitude!


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dooferdog wrote: ......I love your determinedly 'no buying' attitude!

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I've got to make my pension stretch as far as it will these days. ;-)

Really like your crane! :thumbs

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Like the pulley design Perry and being free is a bonus as well. Maybe you could try charity shops, they have box's of loose bobbins and stuff at a very cheap price 10p or so.

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That's a good suggestion, Phill. I wouldn't even have thought of looking at that possible source. Thanks.

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May I draw the following to your attention?  It may give you some good ideas..Maindee East by Stephan Lewis. This is the layout that re-kindled by interest in 'proper' railway modelling.

http://david-howse.fotopic.net/p50727948.html


It was featured in BRM Nov 2005 Vol 13 No. 8 which was providentially in the bottom of a box of mixed English magazines I bought at a mrket stall.


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You certainly may, Doug. :thumbs

Maindee East is one of my favourite layouts. It's nice to see the diesel sharing the steam shed on that photo - something I recall happening where I lived as a lad.

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Ah-ha!  I thought a man of your diameter, sorry, calibre would know of that one!  :mutley



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The basic construction and painting of the hoist has been completed.

I constructed a winch which I was going to mount inside a small hut but SWMBO thought it looked better without the hut. The winch was made from a section of ballpoint-pen barrel and scraps of  plastikard from the bits box. The cables are tea-bag strings. (Goodness knows I've got access to plenty of those these days. My capacity for tea-drinking still amazes me!)

The bases have been given a rough coat of acrylic paint, just to take the whiteness off the plastikard. They will be painted properly when the hoist is in place on the layout. Weathering and highlighting of details is yet to be done.



Considering this was made almost entirely from scrap materials, I am happy with the result. It cost a few pence at most.

I think the 'popper' pulleys look suitably heavy and industrial. The short length of chain helps to ensure that the 'cables' hang straight under a little tension. The crane hook was made from a couple of scraps of .040" plastikard, laminated together. A hole was then drilled and the hook shape carved and filed around it.

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that is as good as a £15 kit by any ones standards, like it a lot .the chain is a good idea,must try it on mine.


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Tick, VG and a Koala stamp, Perry.  Those modified press studs are a great idea.  The whole thing looks very convincing.  :thumbs



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Looking very nice indeed Perry

Did you womble the chain from the wifes Jewelry box?

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henryparrot wrote: .....Did you womble the chain from the wifes Jewelry box?

Brian

With the exception of her engagement and wedding rings, my wife doesn't wear jewellery or make-up. She is a natural beauty who needs no artificial adornment. Therefore she has no need of jewellery box and I miss out on a source of modelling materials!!!!! :cool wink:pedal

I can't actually recall where I got the chain from. It's been 'in stock' for a number of years. I probably got it from a car-boot sale or similar event for a few pence.

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