Help! - where can I get CLEAR PLASTIC RODS?

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Help! - where can I get CLEAR PLASTIC RODS?

Post by barr7430 » Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:04 pm

Chaps,

I need varying thicknesses and lengths of CLEAR PLASTIC ROD to mount aircraft on stands...


Any ideas Shoppers?

thanks

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Post by azeroth » Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:42 pm

Try these guys, they may have "offcuts that they can supply you cheaply

http://www.gcip.co.uk/EP/materials/acrylic_rod_tube.htm

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Post by kutusov » Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:05 pm

Hi barry


The Angus club got theirs from Stockline plastics in Dundee,as they are a branch of a Glasgow company, you should be able to find a branch around your way

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Post by kutusov » Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:20 pm

barry

the Dundee branch phone number is 01382 223394 they'll be able to tell you of local branches

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Post by barr7430 » Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:00 pm

Ian & Bob thanks for the very prompt, very precise help :D

Will try tomorrow!!

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Post by big-gazza » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:10 pm

Barry,
can you let me know how you get on with this as I need some my self.

I need 9 for various 100mm planes.

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Post by barr7430 » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:29 pm

Sure Gary.

Stockline Plastics Bob? Isn't that the factory that exploded in Maryhill last year or the year before killing all those people? :shock:
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Post by kutusov » Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:03 pm

Hi Barry


yes it was,although I read yesterday that they now think it might not of been explosion but the top floor collapsing onto the ground floor due to excess stuff being stored up stairs.But with the same result. :(

What size planes are you planning to use this acrylic rod with, as depending on the thickness of the rod and the heights you plan to have the planes at ,this stuff bends as it isn't total rigid, with the 1/300 planes we used in our bomber game last year we originally wanted to use the Acryllic rod but the 7mm stuff started bending at about 18" with the planes on them. :? Also they normally sell it by the metre.

If you have difficulty getting some I could pick some up in Dundee and you could get it at the Glasgow show if you were going.
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Post by barr7430 » Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:49 pm

Chaps,

looking for more help PLS...
those of you into Aerial Wargaming... Bob I know your guys are!
Where do you normally get your aircraft stands from? Who are the best manufacturers, resellers, distributors of accessories etc

Many thank

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PLASTIC RODS

Post by j1mwallace » Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:11 pm

Barry.
I was in Millers art shop in Glasgow on Saturday. They stock clear plastic
rods upstairs in their craft department.Various gauges and lengths.
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Post by barr7430 » Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:01 pm

A timely tip Jim :D
I was in Glasgow this very morning and picked it up at Millers -

Ta much!!!! :D :D
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