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#1 snoop

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:34 AM

I see a lot of people on here use aluminum tubing for straight pipes, but where do you get it from? I tried the local hobby lobby  Micheal's  and Hobby town, they had no idea on where to get some from. Can I get it from like a Lowes or Depot? And if so what dept is it in, Thanks.



#2 Jim B

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:38 AM

The aluminum tube that I used I got from my local hobb shop.  It's made by K&S Precision Metals specifically for model building.  Here's their Website: http://ksmetals.com/  You "might" be able to find something useable at Home Depot or Lowe's, but I seriously doub't it.

 

Good luck. 



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:06 AM

Micro Mark carries suitable aluminum and brass tubing in various diameters.  You can get a package with just the diameter you want, or you can do what I did and get an assortment pack like this one:

 

http://www.micromark...-long,8246.html



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 07:07 AM

Thanks guys



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:24 AM

Try your local Ace Hardware store, too.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:40 AM

hey Snoop..try Hobby Linc...and also get you a lighter or candle and add a little smoke on the tips..then spray tips with dul-cote to seal smoke..



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 08:53 AM

Ask at you local Hobby Shop (Not the Chains) if they carry Walther's Model Railroading products.

If so, They Can get the tubing. Ask for a Copy of one of the Current Walther's Catalog.

I use to get the HO scael one all the time. It includes Plastruct, Evergreen, K&S, and MANY

other Scratchbuilding & Detailing parts & supplies. 

The "Large O, #1, G) Scale" catalog will even include 1/24 scale items.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:06 AM

 A drinking straw works,, the ones that bend,,makes good flex pipe,,   just my 2 cent worth



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:23 PM

Nice tip on the smoke look. I will have to try that.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 09:15 AM

I used radio antenna. You can buy it in radio suplies shop or shop with radio part. One costs about 3 eur. Also good for hydraulic systems. This antennas are like in chrome original. I mean highly polished...

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:45 PM

Thanks for all the reply's I hope to come home with something tomorrow, or I just order off the net. David I am going to try the candle trick especially on some working truck models.