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graybold
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 2:53:53 PM
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hi everyone -does anyone know of a independent supplier of metal rams together with plastic ram jackets for use on 1 50 scale diecast construction models such as cranes and dump trucks -I have a few models with split outer jackets-I live in the uk
Gregg
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 5:33:49 PM
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I don't know of anyone but it sure would be nice to have someone who could make them.
modelmaniac
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 5:38:59 PM

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I live in the u.k.,but do not know of any independent suppliers of just rams,and jackets.I have removed and replaced rams off broken,or used for other means(surplus)models.I have used rams and jackets from attachment kits,to use on,machines,cut to the right length.Most have just been repaired.It may require removal,you might try Chris Irwin models for something specific.There is a good range of bits and pieces,that may be suited.I have used 1/32 stuff,for 1/50 models.Chris is in Ireland,and the stuff is very well priced,plus shipping is cheap.
kcmtoys
Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 11:11:56 PM

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I have used a piece of brass tubing that I slide over the plastic housing. You can cut a couple of rings of the next size tubing for the top and bottom of the housing and paint.
Claus
Posted: Thursday, September 16, 2021 5:55:25 AM

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A longer dump cylinder for the First Gear East dump trailer would be good.
Cat938k
Posted: Friday, September 17, 2021 5:06:35 PM

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Claus wrote:
A longer dump cylinder for the First Gear East dump trailer would be good.


Cut and flair one of those extendable magnet pick up tools. I’ve done that twice for my triaxle builds. Currently working on a dump trailer.


- Tyler

modelmaniac
Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2021 11:13:51 AM

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Those extendable magnet tools,have loads of applications,for models.I have one,for a telescopic boom(dipper),for a deep reach excavator.I can recommend them for loads of things.Smile
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