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cwmitch

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6mm pine strip wood
« on: June 12, 2008, 06:17:03 PM »

Hi all I've hit a bit off a block I can't seem to get hold off
any 6/6mm pine strip wood from the usual suspects. I've
tried B&Q,FOCUS ,WHICKS, but no luck the smallest they
do is 8/8mm which I find to stiff for in-whales as it distorts
rather than follows the hull line. I'm in Newcastle if that helps?


Cheers  Colin..
   
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Re: 6mm pine strip wood
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2008, 11:31:14 PM »

Do you not have a local timber merchant in the Newcastle area ?

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cwmitch

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Re: 6mm pine strip wood
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2008, 05:46:00 AM »

I'm sure I do but I've only moved to Newcastle
a few weeks ago. But thanks for your help anyway.



Colin... 
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Re: 6mm pine strip wood
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2008, 09:37:47 AM »

Google  "timber merchants newcastle" there are dozens listed. O0 
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Re: 6mm pine strip wood
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2008, 12:27:35 PM »

cwmitch - hi there.

First of all; Welcome to the Land of all true good men  O0  why aye man!

Since you are new to the area, whereabouts - are you in central Newcastle upon Tyne are on the outskirts like me.    I live 9 mile thereabouts from Newcastle - South of the Tyne  :)

In the North East vicinity; on the North side of the Tyne (i.e. North Shields) you have several timber yards there, but, more to our use you have 2-3 model shops.  Two in North Shields and one in Whitley Bay Tyne and Wear.      In Whitley Bay there is Allens model shop - he holds a fair stock of materials.   Then the two in North Shields - Gladstones, which is basically in North Shields town centre, hold some materials and they order some in for you, they have a good range of paints etc. glues......

Phills model shops - he is, like Allens, has a dedicated modelling shop - lot of materials in store and also he sells on ebay.

If you are a bit further South like me.....try Whitburn Model shop...he caters mainly for cars and aeroplanes; but, material wise for boat building he orders in and you normally would get them in 2-3 days. 

Just as a side note; there are a good few lakes around as well for sailing on.   Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tynemouth Model boating lake, Saltwell Park at Gateshead, South Shields Marine Park which is under refurbishment and there is also Sunderland Roker Park and Ryhope Engines Pumping station.

Most of these lakes have clubs, not sure of the Roker one.  ::)

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cwmitch

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Re: 6mm pine strip wood
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2008, 12:31:55 PM »

Thanks for your reply bluebird I live in whickham. I'll have
a look at the info you've provided baby permitting!! Local
knowledge  goes a long way cheers.





Colin..
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