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Re: Huck Starter build 1:32 scale
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2013, 07:38:56 AM »
  Des,
I'm not positive but believe small ships chains are available from anybody selling ship fittings for wooden ships. I've never seen any with the square profile but those I have seen are semi round in profile and do look the part at least on ships. I'll check around with the suppliers I use and see what I can come up with for you. Maybe some of our armor modeling friends will be able to come up a suitable chain or a good subsitute.
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Re: Huck Starter build 1:32 scale
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2013, 08:00:20 AM »
I'm also not certain, Des, but I could swear that I saw this type of chain on a web site (sorry, can't remember which one) for model car detail parts.  I think I found it while searching for instruments a few years back.  Good luck, mate.
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Re: Huck Starter build 1:32 scale
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2013, 08:18:56 AM »
That is a very good question Chris, and a question I am looking for answers to. Does anyone know where I can source very small square chains or something similar, any help in this area would be very much appreciated.

Below is a picture of the type of chain I am chasing, it's the same as a motorbike chain.

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The stuff is called "roller chain" -- you can find functional miniature roller chain made of plastic resin; the smallest I could find so far is .4 mm wide -- too big I suppose?

http://www.mcmaster.com/#roller-chain/=l5yeik


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Re: Huck Starter build 1:32 scale
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2013, 08:25:23 AM »
sorry I read it wrong ... more like 1.5mm wide (0.06")


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Re: Huck Starter build 1:32 scale
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2013, 08:26:28 AM »
  Des,
Try Here: http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/caldercraft_modernchains.html

And Here too:http://www.model-dockyard.com/acatalog/Billing_Chain.html
                     http://www.model-dockyard.com/acatalog/Amati_Chain.html

If you remember My Renault Airfield Truck these are the type of chain I used for the project. I hope this help you out my old friend.
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Gregory Jouette

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Re: Huck Starter build 1:32 scale
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2013, 08:51:07 AM »
Thanks Gregory, Bud and Bo for the information, I now have some research to do.

Bo - the link you gave appears to be the exact chain I am after, I will have to work out my scale size and see if they have anything to suit.

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Re: Huck Starter build 1:32 scale
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2013, 10:52:40 AM »
i think there are several styles available in the model railroad sector.  ive seen several at our local hobby shop and thought they were so cool that i should find a use for them

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Re: Huck Starter build 1:32 scale
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2013, 12:32:59 AM »
Bo, I looked at your chain link (nyuk nyuk) but couldnt find the .06" I have a couple of 1/24th projects Im playing with and it would be very useful.

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Re: Huck Starter build 1:32 scale
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2013, 01:35:27 AM »
Bo, I looked at your chain link (nyuk nyuk) but couldnt find the .06" I have a couple of 1/24th projects Im playing with and it would be very useful.

Steve

It's there -- it's the smallest pitch. .123"? Something like that. The C dimension is .06" (width)

I've used this stuff before on art projects and it is amazingly cool.

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Re: Huck Starter build 1:32 scale
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2013, 02:18:59 AM »
Great stuff guys!  Thanks for sharing this info. 

. . .and Gregory, I LOVE that Renault airfield truck!  Not to hijack the thread, but can you tell us a little more about it?  Scale, etc.?  Thanks.

Bob

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Re: Huck Starter build 1:32 scale
« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2013, 03:35:32 AM »
  Bob,
It's from an old project in 1/32 scale. If there's enough interest I could repost the thread. Thanks for your kindly remarks my old friend,very much appreciated.
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Re: Huck Starter build 1:32 scale
« Reply #26 on: January 25, 2013, 07:36:04 AM »
Thanks Bo. If I had read a little more carefully I would have seen the 06 is width. I was getting greedy and was looking for 06 pitch. Still, Im going to get some.

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Re: Huck Starter build 1:32 scale
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2013, 03:23:17 AM »
I have had three very busy days this week so little was done on the Model T/Huck Starter. I managed to perform major surgery on the mudguards and ended up with just the front mudguards and part of the running boards, these have now been fixrd to the chassis. I also completed the wheels and they are also fitted, the tyres are not too bad and are a tight fit on the rims, so no glue needed. All engine covers are glued together and fixed to the radiator and firewall, it will be painted today.

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Re: Huck Starter build 1:32 scale
« Reply #28 on: January 29, 2013, 10:00:32 AM »
Just a few tiny steps while I wait for materials to arrive in the mail. The front end is now painted, had a bit of trouble getting all the engine covers to fit properly but I won out in the end, marvelous what a big hammer will do. I also added the mudguard stays, these are just 0.6mm copper wire bent to shape.

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Re: Huck Starter build 1:32 scale
« Reply #29 on: January 29, 2013, 10:33:17 AM »
Even with being away from your bench for three days, you're still making remarkably good progress. I'm with you when it comes to big tools. Why use sandpaper when a grinder is a much more efficient way of removing material.  ;D

Cheers,

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