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John Platt24/01/2008 17:56:00
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Hi guys. 

Well I thought the title might get a few people to read this post.

I am build a 1/48 scale model  and need to make the decks cluttered with tools, buckets, machinery, welding gear, basically any stuff of 1/48 scale. 

I know that some kit manufacturers do sell small parts individually but I have been unable to find one.

Any help to push me in the right direction will be received with thanks. 

All the best.


Manxman24/01/2008 19:08:00
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Hi John,

If you can wait a short while then visit your nearest model boat show, they normally advertise in the magazines and forums.  They usually start around March and you will pick up loads of items including ropes, barrels, drums, crates, buoys, buckets, crew figures etc.

Also have a look in toy shops, car boots and especially the local pound shops. If you have a spare figure, then carry him around with you and you can then check the sizes of any item you come across.

Good luck with your serach - Ken

John Platt24/01/2008 19:19:00
26 forum posts

Hi Ken.

 Thanks for the suggestion, I will bear that in mind. 

I understand that Caldercraft who sell kits also sell small items but can I find there contact 

It seems that they only sell through shops and I have written to a couple of them for the address but they never replied. Put the name into google and all you get are model shops. 



Len Ochiltree25/01/2008 17:07:00
525 forum posts
64 photos

Hi John,

Have a look at my Tid Tug above, I made the Welding set from 2 felt tip pens some bent wire and 2 overall buttons. What sort of boat are we talking about?.

John Surr26/01/2008 18:21:00
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Hi John,

An address for Caldercraft kits is below

At the moment their link for fittings is not active but you may be able to call them


John S

Paul Freshney27/01/2008 22:26:00
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1/48 scale is not enormously different to 1/43 scale, which is O Gauge and Slaters, Peco and others do a huge range of accessories. Obviously some items might be noticeably wrong but many things may well suit. Langley Models who do loads of accesories for model railway layouts may also be able to help. Tower Models of Blackpool stock a lot of train stuff and are good with mail-order. They also have a website, Accurate Armour who manufacture very high quality resin cast tanks etc, have recently introduced a range of 1/48 vehicles etc. They also have a website and advertise in Military Modelling magazine.
John Platt01/02/2008 21:42:00
26 forum posts

I would like to thank you all for your suggestions. Each one provided another direction to go down and I now have enough ideas to make all I need.

Thank you very much for taking the time to answer my query.


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