Looking for a tiny tiny Chain

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Ho Modeler, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. Ho Modeler

    Ho Modeler Member

    I am currently attempting to build and HO scale Sowell Steam Engine and am looking for parts.

    I am looking for a really really really really tiny chain like on a bike except each chain link needs to be about 1/16" in width.

    Any ideas on where to get one?

  2. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    My son had a model bicycle that used a rubber belt with links molded into it.
    These were sold at toy stores.
  3. AIGI

    AIGI Member

    Try MDC/Roundhouse, they have , in their part section, the chain they use on their Old time Tank cars (is used for the brake chain).
  4. neilmunck

    neilmunck Member

    Do they need to be working?

    It might be easier to do if the axles were powered via gear boxes rather than the chains and th chains were just along for the ride as with the MDC Shay line shaft.

    Maybe you should suggest it to Bachmann. When they eventually get the Climax out they will be in need of some new ideas for logging engines :D :D

  5. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    When I needed chain I just went to a few garage sales and grabbed the cheap necklace jewlery that was on sale there. I needed it weathered so I dipped it in floquil rust and laid it out flat to dry. This would be a good idea if you are using it for looks, not function.
  6. mhdishere

    mhdishere Member

    Micro Mark (www.micromark.com) has chain in 20 and 24 links per inch. It's not bicycle-type chain but ordinary link chain.
  7. Ho Modeler

    Ho Modeler Member

    I think i might try the MDC chain to see if that would work

    The chain does need to be functional because you can see under the bottom of the engine because it is up so high

    I will also look into the bike chain. Good idea!

    Anyone else have any ideas?

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