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andra

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Tyres for boats
« on: September 21, 2009, 12:52:03 pm »

Can anyone suggest a soft substance that could be used to make tyres for hanging over the side of model fishing boats?
The ones you can buy are not the size I want and look very plastic.
Many thanks
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samuel15g

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Re: Tyres for boats
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 01:01:50 pm »

I purchased a bag of ten from the Warrington Show -- Graupner I recall and very cheap -- surprisingly - at 2.20 per bag, look suberb on my highly weathered 1/24 puffer.
They are softish rubber as oppose to hard black plastic ( which I didn't want because they look nasty and wouldn't "buffer" a knock.).
 I rubbed then over with medium wet and dry to wear down the tread and give the impression of age.

Regards
Terry H
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andra

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Re: Tyres for boats
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009, 01:11:47 pm »

My model boat is Approx. 1/12th scale
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Re: Tyres for boats
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2009, 01:14:54 pm »

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andra

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Re: Tyres for boats
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2009, 01:34:10 pm »

Many thanks I will try Redbank models
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Re: Tyres for boats
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2009, 09:42:31 pm »

Try SHG

http://www.shgmodels.com/acatalog/

page 53/54, they go up to 50mm dia.
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Guy Bagley

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Re: Tyres for boats
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2009, 09:45:44 pm »

LEGO tyres ! soft squishy rubber and easy to get hold of !!!

PM Me !!!
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