Tinsleys "Modellers Toolkit"

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Tinsleys "Modellers Toolkit"

Postby tinsleytmd » Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:22 pm

I have come to notice that quite a few modellers on here are in need of this thread. I feel that I have gained my experience over a good 20 years modelling and I have come to know one thing about modelling - if you don't have the right tools for the job you may as well bang your head against a brick wall because you'll never get the result you want.

I thought I would give you a thread which will list tools you need and I'll add some tips in here as well.

So here is a list of things for modelling I know most of use will have them but for those who don't I think this will be a useful thread.

Dremel multi drill
Hack saw
Razor saw
a good set of files
nail file metal & emery
super glue
poly cement
butanol
soldering iron (Antex)
solder
flux
wirewool
watchmakers screwdrivers
steel ruler
scissors
tweezers
good selection of hand drills
good selection of paint brushes
good selection of paints acrylics, & spray (railmatch, humbrol, tamiya etc)
airbrush
pliers
masking tape
pegs
Good knives craft knife & Stanley

I find these above tools essential when building model railways from track to scenery.

I have found through the past experience that without any of these your basically going to struggle.

I hope this will be of some use to some of the newer modellers on here.

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Tinsley :wink:

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Postby Raider » Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:36 pm

Nice thread Tinsley - I have moved it to the website articles so it doesn't get lost.

Not sure that all of the tools are necessary (air brush for instance) but I can see how it would be useful

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Postby tinsleytmd » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:34 am

Cheers Raider thought it would be useful to some of the younger modellers on the forum

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Postby British Rail » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:06 am

Well done Tinsley, I'm sure the younger modellers will find this very useful!


Nice one mate,

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Postby dr5euss » Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:49 am

Why's it just for the youger modellers? What's to stop a 40 year old who's never played trains needing it? :?

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Postby Raider » Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:13 pm

You make a good point there George - I will change the younger to something more appropriate

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Postby Infrontcat » Sun Jun 03, 2007 4:07 pm

Raider wrote:You make a good point there George - I will change the younger to something more appropriate


Funny, I thought of a 'Novices Kit' a while back but never really went beyond 'thinking about it'. Good on you though Tinsley, useful list that :wink:
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Postby m.levin » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:39 pm

Out of that list I use 10 and wire wool on the layout. I suppose if you have every thing on that list, you can't blame the tools :wink:

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Postby mumbles » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:43 pm

there's a few i would add
cordless screwdriver/ drill
sandpaper
pencil/pen
pva
jigsaw
woodsaw
tenon saw

but a usefull list all the same, i though would have probably only counted 12 from the list that i use too
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Postby m.levin » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:45 pm

One tool I do use a lot is a: variable thermal vibrating controlled scribbling thing.

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Postby Raider » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:46 pm

m.levin wrote:One tool I do use a lot is a: variable thermal vibrating controlled scribbling thing.


Got a link to where I could get one of those from Martin?

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Postby mmurnin900 » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:46 pm

swear jar ( for those loft dwellers)
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Postby Bushey Troughs » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:48 pm

m.levin wrote:One tool I do use a lot is a: variable thermal vibrating controlled scribbling thing.

There was me thinking I had the only one. My one's green, what colours yours?.... :wink:
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Postby m.levin » Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:50 pm

A greenly, yellowy, pink


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