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Pulley wheels for running rigging.
« on: November 19, 2007, 01:08:30 PM »

Does anybody know of a supplier of pulley wheels for running rigging?

I am not looking for pulley blocks but nylon wheels.

I am wanting to run continous loops below deck on scale sail models.
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Re: Pulley wheels for running rigging.
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2007, 01:15:44 PM »

They are fairly easy to get hold of over here. Squires, Hobbies and SHG Marine for example.
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Re: Pulley wheels for running rigging.
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2007, 01:27:56 PM »

Thanks for the speedy response Colin

I am not familiar with these outfits. I just tried googling and both Squires and Hobbies are too undefined.

Can you give me a bit more info please.

TT
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Re: Pulley wheels for running rigging.
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2007, 01:38:07 PM »

TT you could try here.

http://www.alwayshobbies.com

Click on boats and then page 2 of tools & sundries  O0
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Re: Pulley wheels for running rigging.
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2007, 01:47:24 PM »

TT you could try here.

http://www.alwayshobbies.com

Thx.  :)
I found SHG Marine easily and would you Adam and Eve it, the site is down for maintainance. ::)
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Re: Pulley wheels for running rigging.
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2007, 01:54:05 PM »

TT loads of pulleys here.

http://www.expotools.com/

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Re: Pulley wheels for running rigging.
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2007, 04:45:29 PM »

If its just this sort of thing  http://www.rbmodel.com/index1.php?action=products&sub=ep_det&id=014&lang=eng   try Red bank Models

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Re: Pulley wheels for running rigging.
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2007, 05:08:42 PM »

 Hi TT if you are after low friction racing yacht type pulleys, PJ Sails stocks some French ones and a wander through suppliers in the MYA site may turn up others. Unfortunately the old adage you gets what you pays for applies - cheap they ain't !!

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Re: Pulley wheels for running rigging.
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2007, 05:20:15 PM »

The Expo ones Dicky D suggests are good all rounders but when buying pulleys you need to decide whether you want them bushed with a grubscrew or push fit. Many of the ones commonly on sale are of the push fit variety. If you are using the pulleys to transmit a driving load then you need a good mechanical connection to the driveshaft. If it is just to be a free wheeling pully then the push fit types will be OK. You can open out the hole to whatever diameter you need.
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