More wagons.

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John Bateson
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Re: More wagons.

Postby John Bateson » Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:29 pm

Amazon and eBay have selections of lace pins.

or Claire's Lace has selections in a number of sizes http://shop.claireslace.co.uk/index.php?p=catalog&parent=19&pg=1 and metals.


Or am I missing something here?
John
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Re: More wagons.

Postby allanferguson » Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:58 pm

http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/djhornsby/Home.htm

A range of pins advertised. There's another one (which I think is the one that advertises in MRJ), but I can't remember it. No connection etc.

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Re: More wagons.

Postby dal-t » Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:54 pm

The MRJ adverts (still going at 208, haven't checked any later ones) is Watkins and Doncaster, "The Naturalists" at http://www.watdon.co.uk/. I too was amused by their claim to not know much about railway modelling, but to know about pins. I'm intrigued by the 'sample cards available on request' - in another life I occasionally make card models from Fiddlers Green (no connection), but card pins???
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Russ Elliott
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Re: More wagons.

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Wizard of the Moor
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Re: More wagons.

Postby Wizard of the Moor » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:18 pm

Ambis were selling packets of 0.45mm brass pins at Scaleforum.

Sadly, when I got home and checked my packet it contained 0.65mm stainless steel pins. I'm sure that's just a slip of the packing fingers, so it pays to check before leaving the stand.

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Re: More wagons.

Postby JFS » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:32 pm

The most useful ones are these:-

http://shop.claireslace.co.uk/index.php ... &parent=19

They are the smallest brass (nickel plated) ones that I have come across. Service was excellent when I ordered. I bought enough for several lifetimes worth of working point rodding!

Don't be tempted by plated steel...

Best wishes,

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Re: More wagons.

Postby David B » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:47 pm

JFS wrote:The most useful ones are these:-

http://shop.claireslace.co.uk/index.php ... &parent=19

They are the smallest brass (nickel plated) ones that I have come across. Service was excellent when I ordered. I bought enough for several lifetimes worth of working point rodding!

£10 from above; £6.50 for the same amount from D J Hornsby.

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Re: More wagons.

Postby grovenor-2685 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:39 pm

Therse look a good price too, from eBay.
Keith

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Re: More wagons.

Postby JFS » Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:58 am

davidb wrote:
JFS wrote:The most useful ones are these:-

http://shop.claireslace.co.uk/index.php ... &parent=19

They are the smallest brass (nickel plated) ones that I have come across. Service was excellent when I ordered. I bought enough for several lifetimes worth of working point rodding!

£10 from above; £6.50 for the same amount from D J Hornsby.


David,

Thanks for pointing this out - I misspoke myself - I DID in fact buy mine from Hornsby, not from Claires - my apologies to them!


grovenor-2685 wrote:Therse look a good price too, from eBay.
Keith


Keith,

Just be careful - these are LACE pins (26mm x .55 or 28mm x .65 - it does not say which - you could end up with either!) - which are only £2.50 from Hornsby, albeit +pp - the ones I was pointing out are DUCHESSE pins (17mm x .45) - altogether a different ball of chalk. Considerably harder to find and quite a bit more expensive! Just to mention as a general point that I rarely find Ebay cheaper for this kind of thing since both Claires and Hornsby are one-man (woman?) bands with similarly low overheads - unless it is the Chinese doing the selling of course - in which case all bets are off... !!

Best wishes,

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Re: More wagons.

Postby Craig Warton » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:11 am

I am still trying to plod away on wagons and actually making good progress (for me anyway!) Nine wagons on wheels and working on the brake gear for three of them at present. Well I was anyway. I felt like a change last night so I started to build one of the Martin Finney LSWR vans. Goes together great and really does look nice. I completed most of the body today, only a few details - and the roof - to go.

My wife has discovered art, craft and painting. This is wonderful because she is inspired to do creative things and actually tells me to go do some modelling... fabulous days!

I have been following the discussion on lace pins with interest. i went into Spotlight (a local haberdashery and craft store) and found some brass 0.55 mm pins which I have used. Could not find anything finer here so I use wire when I need smaller.
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