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21st September 2009, 12:55
Can anyone suggest a soft substance that could be used to make tyres for hanging over the side of model fishing boats?
The ones you can buy are not the size I want and look very plastic.
Many thanks

21st September 2009, 17:25
How about the grommets that are used for protecting cables in a metal socket box?

21st September 2009, 17:55
make a circular blank fron ply wood amd then paint latex rubber over it, in layers..........long process, but they'll do the job the real things are supposed to.
then paint them black.

21st September 2009, 21:53
hi andra
dont no what scale you want i use to build model trucks and a sit i use is a company called kit form services they do soft tires in 1/24 but remember low loader tires are alot smaller they also do plastic sheets 27inch x 13inch 2mm thick for 5-50 have a look at there web site they might be able to help

22nd September 2009, 14:15
Scale is 1/12th Tyres from 35mm to 50mm would look correct I think

22nd September 2009, 19:26
hi andra
like i said have a look at kit form services a truck tire at 1/24 is approx 45mm and they are made from rubber not plastic they have the tread cut in as well so should look good

peter radclyffe
19th March 2010, 01:25

16th October 2010, 13:44
I used an old black ribbed water hose. Cut rings to correct width with very fine sharp saw. Fitted rings onto dowel rod and fixed in power drill chuck. Turned at slow speed and cut tread. Removed from dowel and gave good coat of black paint (hides the fabric cords where cut). They look very realistic!

bill wood
16th October 2010, 22:34
I have been buying tyres from the Model Dockyard. Have a look at their site


Davie Tait
16th October 2010, 23:01
Ebay (http://shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?LH_AvailTo=3&_nkw=model+car+tires&_dmd=2&_dmpt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN)

OK these are all outside of the UK but 1/24th scale model car or truck tyres should be fine

UK Ebay (http://toys.shop.ebay.co.uk/Radio-Controlled-/2562/i.html?LH_AvailTo=3&rt=nc&Accessory%2520Type=Tyres&_nkw=tire&_dmd=2&_dmpt=UK_ToysGames_RadioControlled_JN&_fln=1&_ssov=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282)

More Ebay (http://toys.shop.ebay.co.uk/i.html?_nkw=tyre&_sacat=2616&LH_AvailTo=3&_dmpt=UK_Toys_Games_Scalextrics_Slot_Cars_ET&_dmd=2&_odkw=model+car&_osacat=2616&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313)

3 legger
17th October 2010, 17:17
would the 2" rubber puddings we use for the wiredoubles on hard ground gear do the trick?. the ones with the 14mm centre might suit better.