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Any Recomendations On Where To Find Wire For My Dalek Gun? Mk1


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Brazing rods?

 

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Or steel rods from a model maker's supplier?

 

Look at build diaries to see what other people have used.

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I used metal coat hanger wire.

It's not quite as thick as the wire on the originals, but It's really easy to bend, & you can get them free, so It's great if you are on a tight budget.

 

 

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Hope that helps.

 

Russell

 

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thanks RepeatedMeme 🙂

and thanks john

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The retainer rods on new Gas Shock-absorbers are almost perfect. They are very strong, lightweight can be reshaped.

The rods are for packaging purposes only to keep the shock compressed in the box and are discarded when the shocks are installed. You may find a free supply from you local Wheel Alignment/Suspension Workshop. The one in the photo is 4.5mm diameter with the straight length at 350mm.

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There was a discussion (possibly in one of John Kelly's build topics) where we settled on 3.2 mm TIG filler rods as a likely "original" source. They're made of mild steel and plated with a thin layer of copper. They're available from welding suppliers in 1m lengths. Getting three gun wires out of a single rod would be a bit tight because it would be tricky to bend it, but you can get two per rod no problem. 

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I use 3.2mm aluminium TIG welding rods as you can usually get a handful dirt cheap on eBay and they are easy to work with.

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