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Technical, Techniques, Hints, and Tips => Detail Work, Rigging, Fittings, Figures Etc. => Topic started by: kendalboatsman on March 02, 2007, 04:55:38 PM

Title: Scale steering chain in 1/24
Post by: kendalboatsman on March 02, 2007, 04:55:38 PM
Hello,

Can anyone recommend a supplier of scale chain suitable to use as steering chain on a 1/24 TID tug? What size links do I need to get the scale right.

Thanks
Clive
Title: Re: Scale steering chain in 1/24
Post by: boatmadman on March 02, 2007, 05:04:12 PM
Glad you asked that Clive, I need some too!

Ian
Title: Re: Scale steering chain in 1/24
Post by: Shipmate60 on March 05, 2007, 04:17:41 PM
JoTika can supply a selection of chain.

Bob
Title: Re: Scale steering chain in 1/24
Post by: derekwarner on April 25, 2013, 07:04:03 AM
Guys...an old thread from 2007.....but I did research it  %) ..I have also near exhausted most links that I can think of
 
I am after approx. 2 meters of scale open link model chain......not studded link, but must be fusion welded links
Looking at say 5 links per [25 mm] [inch]...the link size will determine the wire gauge
Could be steel or brass....but must be fusion welded link joints
Naturally this is destined for chain steerage on a 1:24 OZ paddler & cannot afford the chain links to fail...I have up scaled the links per inch to build in a better factor of safety
Any help greatly appreciated........Derek
Title: Re: Scale steering chain in 1/24
Post by: Arrow5 on April 25, 2013, 07:16:36 AM
Check jewelry suppliers on Ebay. Very cheap, most sizes and can be gold(brass ?) "silver" or black.  Search for Dordali`s Wonderful Things where I got interesting bits and pieces that can be used in modelling.  No connection to this firm.