Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: Brian60 on April 14, 2017, 01:10:14 pm

Title: Hinges
Post by: Brian60 on April 14, 2017, 01:10:14 pm
Yes please O0 O0

I need some micro hinges as tiny as possible,  O0 the flaps need to be a maximum of 4mm in length depth doesn't matter I can trim them down. However the 'pin' needs to be as tiny and as unobtrusive as possible. I did make 4 with scraps of photoetch brass sheet, but they were just too flimsy and twisted in use.

SO can anyone suggest a supplier of something so small??
Title: Re: Hinges
Post by: rnli12 on April 14, 2017, 01:51:29 pm
Brian60,

Some of the model aircraft have some miniature hinges for the ailerons', rudder etc.

Worth having a look at a few those sites.

Regards,

Rich 
Title: Re: Hinges
Post by: The Old Fart on April 14, 2017, 01:58:24 pm
try hinges for dolls houses, used then on a Tamar I'm building.
Title: Re: Hinges
Post by: nemesis on April 14, 2017, 01:58:40 pm
Have a look at spectacle frame hinges, dolls house fittings or you can try again, nemesis
Title: Re: Hinges
Post by: Brian60 on April 14, 2017, 04:10:37 pm
Thanks guys, learn something new and abstract every day, spectacle hinges! whoopee they'll be just the job. Chinese shop tomorrow for cheapo sunglasses 1 a pair  :}