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Sources & uses for springs.
Keep a look out for small packs of bargain springs,Proops Brothers used to sell packs useful for model building,tension springs etc can always find a use in our models.
Government surplus shops are rare these days but once were a valuable source for such items.
Small notebook compression springs are ideal for those sprung undercarriages.
I'm looking for some very small springs for the suspension of my latest tank model - springs need to be approx 5-6mm diameter and 8mm or so in length. I'm not sure how you define the pressure used to compress a spring but need to be very "soft" as there's no measurable wheel loading on each axle.
Any ideas of where I can source these items?
Cheap retractable ball point pens?
“Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack, Butting through the Channel in the mad March days"
I wondered about that, although the spring pressure on those seems to be a little firm for my little tank!
I'll have to go to a stationary shop and spend a few minutes trying to compare different clicky top pens!
I'll probably get a few odd looks too!
some cheap plastic lighters of the BIC variety have springs as described, though about 4 mm diam. If you don't smoke, you shall find the springs rather expensive...
By wonwinglo in forum Tutorials
Last Post: 05-05-2004, 09:55
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