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Replacement screws???
Tags: Syma X9
December 2, 2011 - 6:54 am

Yeah, need to get myself a set of magnetic jewler's screwdrivers...


It's a big problem with the lack of hobby shops for me. I do a lot with model railroad scratchbuilding, and if I can't get what I need at Michaels, the local train shop, which sells no parts other than grain-of-wheat and grain-of-rice lightbulbs, Radio Shack, or anywhere else that I can randomly think of, I either have to look for hours online to find nothing, order it from two sites I know of, or, to my dismay, make horrible substitutes from nothingness. The closest one is seriously over 50 miles away- there's a "Hobbytown USA" on the other side of Pittsburgh, and I'm 50 miles from there! (although there's an over-priced place somewhere in the northern part of the county that charges an arm and a leg for stuff. They were at this one festival-fleamarket thingamajig, and wanted  seriously $35 for $15 model rocket kits!!!)


Boiler of a locomotive: correctly either standard pre-made, or sheet brass, cast white metal rivets, tubes, air-brake pumps, headlight, steam/sand domes, turbine, whistles, boilerfront and smokestack.


One I could make from what I could get: sheet brass, cast white metal "close enough" headlight, air pumps and turbine, cast smokestack that I had to extend w. styreen, boilerfront and running boards from a junk plastic 0-27 locomotive, steam domes/sand domes made from dowel rod, topped with hot glue, screwed together, covered in model filler putty, filled down to correct shape. No rivets, no fine details, no nothin'.


It just plain sucks!!!

December 2, 2011 - 5:01 am

Bummer....sorry. The interwebz is a wunnerful place though. There's got to be someone who can be contacted at a hobby shop or someplace that can hook you up. Then get a bunch!!

As an aside, I'm going to start using a magnetic parts try to keep up with those small parts from now on. Daddy's eyes aren't so good at the up close and small work so much anymore. Frown

December 2, 2011 - 4:50 am

Yeah, last hobby store in 50 miles closed  back in 06...


Not good...

December 2, 2011 - 4:39 am

These are super tiny screws but, I have found in my efforts to fix other small toys that some Ace hardward stores have micro screws available. A good hobby store might have them also. Hope this helps. Good luck!!


December 2, 2011 - 2:31 am

Ok, so I've already lost a number of these screws...


Is there somewhere with sets of these screws for sale???

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