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small bore clear tubing
« on: June 09, 2007, 04:14:28 PM »

I need to make some deck lights for my drifter,I think using small bore tubing with turned brass end caps will do the trick, or I can profile some clear rod and bore out for the led.

Trouble is... where the heck do I find some clear rod/tubing? Ideas/suggestions gratefully received.

Thanks

Ian
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Re: small bore clear tubing
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2007, 04:20:45 PM »

Hello Ian,

I have a set of Robbe deck lights that sound like what you are trying to make. Small bore tube should be available from any good model shop or try Hobby's.

Clive :)
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Re: small bore clear tubing
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2007, 04:42:06 PM »

Clive,
No good model shop within 40 miles!

hobby's? can you enlighten further please?

Ian
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Re: small bore clear tubing
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2007, 05:43:38 PM »

depending on the size of tube you are after why not try biro pens the clear type and shove a led in either end a good stationary shop will have pens of different diameters in stock.
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Re: small bore clear tubing
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2007, 06:01:24 PM »

If you look at reply no.67 on steam drifter build, the third pic shows the sort of thing I am trying to replicate above the front of the wheelhouse.

Ian
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Re: small bore clear tubing
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2007, 08:49:58 PM »

Here you go Ian

http://www.hobby.uk.com/

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Re: small bore clear tubing
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2007, 09:00:17 PM »

How small bore do you want give us an idea of the dia ? my small bore may not be the same as yours. Peter
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Re: small bore clear tubing
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2007, 10:42:50 PM »

For really small lights you can use the fibre optics from a dead lighty-up santa or an old mares tail lamp.  One central bulb, feed the light to where you want it.  Downside is not much light output though an individual fibre, but you can improve things by heating the end then squidging (tech term) it out to a lens shape.
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Re: small bore clear tubing
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2007, 11:12:57 PM »

The lights need to be about 10mm external diameter, with internal bore to accept GOW bulbs.

I had thought of fibre optic, but dont think they will give enough light for overhead deck lighting.

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Re: small bore clear tubing
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2007, 12:48:05 AM »

Thanks for that Peter.

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Re: small bore clear tubing
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2007, 02:28:48 PM »

 DickyD  dont you read previous posts ??  or are you just trying to be funny.

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Re: small bore clear tubing
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2007, 03:00:50 PM »

Didn't notice it. I've used them on a number of occasions and I'm not in the mood for being funny thankyou
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Re: small bore clear tubing
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2007, 09:40:57 AM »

Richard,

He wants clear tube for lights, not to make a wharf to tie up to... ;D ;D



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« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2007, 09:55:21 AM »

 ??? ??? missed something there Roy
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