Julian
I thought it was about time I attacked the piles of neglected past purchases, which prevent me from seeing the Garage floor and much of the walls.  The idea is to get some cheap kitchen units, placed at one end of the garage and then a group of the same in the centre of the floor, on which the layout can be placed. A start was made, so after four trips to the Recycling Tip later and I could weave my way to the back wall, where I found an old indoor superlight foamy aerobatic model and noticed that the Cyano holding the Carbon Rod reinforcing spars had decomposed to a state where it was separating from the model surfaces.  It seemed like a good time to retrieve any useful bits and make use of the space it occupied.

A start, turned upside-down, off the undercarriage legs...  delamination is clear to see on the wing trailing edge/aileron leading edge in the top right of the picture.

DSC02205.jpg  The decomposing glue was rather messy, but fairly easy to crack away from the foam, on the leading edges, trailing edges, undercarriage legs and down the centre of the 4 fuselage surfaces.  The hot glue still held the Servos well, but was also not very difficult to peel off.  The deconstructed plane, looked like a messy kit.

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The Ailerons, Elevators and Rudder still have some control rods attached and they were removed, complete with hinge joints.  Once completed, the spoils of the task can be collected, cleaned and restored, ready for use later.  The inventory of items was much better than I expected, including, Receiver, Motor, ESC, 3 x Nano S mini Servos and loads of Carbon rodding of numerous sizes, with Control Horns and Hinge joints.  The Servo Arms also have rotating screw connectors for the rodding.  The reinforcing rods came away so easily, that there is also a pile of flat foam for scratch-build items too [assuming that the surface will take paint].

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Altogether a pretty good haul, once cleaned up, which will be relatively easy as Cyano is pretty weak when it can't soak into the glued item and more so when deteriorated as above.  The Servos are smaller than those in the Peco kits, higher quality and quieter too, so will be easier to hide.

Has anyone found items, from other hobbies, which can be used for model rail projects?

Regards

Julian
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Jaz Avalley JazAvalley

does this count? battery operated radio controlled kids toy 1:72 how could i not!?

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Jaz Avalley JazAvalley
J those bits would probably be good for an industrial complex, I have seen bathroom bottles etc painted up  as silver etc and then used to make an industrial area very successfully.

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Julian

does this count? battery operated radio controlled kids toy 1:72 how could i not!?

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That is very much the sort of thing in mind.  Any hobby, which provides a useful item[s?], be it visual or technical.

Regards

J
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Bunkerbarge
After many years of using plastic kit bits to enhance my radio controlled boat fleet I now find that quite a few items are just as useful for the model railway layout.  Of particular interest are plastic kit manufacturers supplies of 1/76 or 1/72nd figures, especially if you need something military but, the things I find most useful, are the AFV stores, tools and accessories.  Whereas there tends to be a vast range of items for the 1/48th and, in particular, 1/35th scales don't forget that what might be a medium sized packing crate in 1/48th scale might just make a very useful larger packing case in 1/76th! 

These items are actually 1/48th AFV stores and tarps but they work fine in 1/76th:

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