Bag Ties

Discussion in 'Robin At His Best' started by Matthyro, Jun 17, 2002.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Or whatever you may call them. I found some of these used ties and thought there must be some use for them.

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  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    I thought that if I cut them into sections they would look like roof vents or capped chimnies .

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  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Here I glued them to the roof of a warehouse I am making. Used as vents here.

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    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Finally painted. I am really pleased to find a free source of vents like these.

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    GREAT idea! (Now what abot the little tag thingie on the end?) :D
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    Thats wicked and clever thinking Robin. Hmmm, where can I get hold of some of these.

    Shamus
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    Robin, what a great idea! :cool:
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    Great idea, Robin! I find, too, that I don't view things the same anymore. I'm always trying to find things that have...um...alternate uses! :)
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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Robin:
    Traction & Models magazine (streetcar specialist, published in the 60s and 70s) had a motto "Scrounge".

    Looks like you're doing well.

    If I find some US post office ties, do you think they'll work for HO?
  10. Vic

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    Those "thingys" are actually security seals. Once its cinched down it can only be removed by cutting it. Bet you can find them where they sell shipping supplies such as Office Depot, Staples or OfficeMax. Great idea Robin:) :) Ain't it amazing what we can see when we take the time to look!!!!:D :D :D
  11. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Just down the road from us is a drop box for the mailman. He comes along opens the box. Cuts the seal or tie as I call them off the bag of mail then discards the used seal. When I see him. he gives them to me. Now there are all kinds of these seals or ties and can be found in stores like Canadian Tire where they are sold in the elecrtic department. They can be used to hold bundles of wire as some of us modellers do with below track wiring. There are all sorts of sizes and lengths. I look for used ones because they are free. Just approach you post office and ask them isf they have any lying around.
    This modelling is fun ain't it
  12. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    Robin - Great idea!!! :) But I cant use then in G scale. :(

    Rory - I always look at flea markets and junk sales for oddball stuff - My friends always ask me after I pick up some confounded item: "Aah it must be for the train platform - Right???" :) :D :)

    It's a Great hobby - running your own little world isn't it??? :)

    ~~ Mikey
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    billk
    Two of those tags will be end walls of a small barn.
    I will post a picture when it is done.
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    Robin, What Grand foresight you have, thanx for sharing your ideas with us (less imaginative) ones. Fine work. AT&SF Duey:cool:
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    OK heres the small barn made with two of the tags.
    Barnboard still to be added and then painted.
    Actually it would have been easier to make it from carboard only.

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    What a fabby little idea!:cool: They've come up great too. Very impressed!
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    was getting out of my car at work and there on the ground was two of them next to the car
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    How about using them for fire hydrants for the larger scales? Thats what I thought they where in the first picture.

    I know I'm late.