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Tube diameter 0,3 mm

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As I often need rod or better tube diameter 0,3 mm I usually used medical needles but it's not so long.
I have alloy brass tubes of that diameter but bras in that diameter could be easily deformed.
on Ebuy found sealer that have this: Stainless Steel Seamless Round Tube / Pipe 304 Grade 0.3mm OD, long 250 mm and packs of 10 pieces (2,5m), I ordered two packs.

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That’s fantastic, thanks for sharing! I just ordered some too. 0.3mm is one of the most useful dimensions for rod and sheet in 1/144. It’s amazing how often it comes up. If in doubt, use .3mm is a personal mantra of mine :lol:

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When you are a diabetic, you build up an impressive collection of used needles very quickly. I'm using both the "finger stabbers" and insulin pen needles in a range of modelling roles, from antennae and gun barrels to miniature drill bits. Only downside is that I sometimes draw more blood during a modelling session than when I'm testing my glucose levels! :oops:
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My go-to brand for tiny tubing is Albion https://www.albionalloys.com/en/ as my local hobby shop carries most of their products: round and square tubing out of aluminium, brass or nickel-silver in sizes of 0.3mm upto 10.0mm outer diameter.
The Albion slide-fit packs are particularly useful, containing one each of 0.3, 0.5, 0.7 and 0.9mm or 0.4, 0.6, 0.8 and 1.0mm .
Catalog: https://www.albionhobbies.com/wp-conten ... s-2020.pdf

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Eric thk for link and catalog,
It's very interesting range, specially for CONECTO elements, I didn't knew about it and it seems very useful, as also thin metal sheets.

For tubes I used and I have alloy's telescopic range of brass tubes (smaller fit in next bigger) but this what I ordered is stainless steel so it is strongher, for such small diameters I often have problems of accidentally bending of brass tubes

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We get Albion Alloys here, too, although none of the local stockists ever appear to carry the full range.
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Leo-zd: do you have a good way of cutting harder grades of tubing ?
I find anything harder than brass or aluminium just too hard to cut using a razor saw: either the saw will slip or the tubing cracks (had that happen once :oops: ).

Smeg: I guess you should be able to convince the stockist to get some slide-fit packs, those are good value and make an easy starter for most modellers.

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