* THE FORUM FOR ALL THOSE INTERESTED IN BUILDING AND OPERATING MODEL SUBMARINES *



Join the AMS - Registered Forum users can become members of the AMS and it's free ...... To join register on the forum first then follow the forum link to our membership form which is on our website


For further details of any events shown here also see the "Shows and Events" section on the forum

That's it for events for 2019. Let us know what you have planned for 2020.

.

,
,
.

. ,

;:

,./
.
.,,,

.

.

,,,,

,

Who is online?

In total there are 4 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 4 Guests :: 1 Bot

None


Most users ever online was 180 on Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:03 am

Latest topics

» Pinger 2 - Ultrasonic
One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes EmptyTue Dec 03, 2019 2:32 pm by david f

» gear-splitter
One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes EmptySun Dec 01, 2019 8:16 am by merriman

» The SubDriver becomes Modular
One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes EmptyTue Nov 26, 2019 3:12 pm by merriman

» upgrading the SSY 1/96 ALFA kit
One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes EmptyWed Nov 20, 2019 3:05 am by merriman

» Beck's model marine
One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes EmptyWed Nov 13, 2019 6:27 pm by Beck’s model marine

» Beck’s model marine
One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes EmptyWed Nov 13, 2019 9:16 am by Beck’s model marine

» Industrial display of COLLINS control-room
One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes EmptyMon Nov 11, 2019 2:04 pm by merriman

» German Hecht XXVIIA in 1/17 scale
One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes EmptyTue Nov 05, 2019 3:48 am by george jure

» the hermetically sealed class 206A submarine
One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes EmptyFri Nov 01, 2019 10:36 pm by salmon

Statistics

Our users have posted a total of 10991 messages in 1804 subjects

We have 827 registered users

The newest registered user is pegasus72

    One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes

    david f
    david f
    AMS Treasurer

    Posts : 2054
    Join date : 2010-11-10
    Age : 69
    Location : Cumbria

    One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes Empty One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes

    Post  david f on Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:28 am

    If you really must have a clear tube best to go for polycarbonate, perhaps:

    https://www.theonestopplasticsshop.co.uk/polycarbonate-tubes-c-982.html?page=2&sort=3a&osCsid=pe7uo6laamtnmdg71905falo42

    David
    John Wrennall
    John Wrennall
    AMS member

    Posts : 157
    Join date : 2011-11-16
    Age : 73
    Location : Leyland

    One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes Empty Re: One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes

    Post  John Wrennall on Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:56 pm

    Can anyone assist?

    I have recently obtained some pieces of transparent plastic of unknown provenance.
    One piece is known, it has a Lexan sticker on it.

    Does anyone know a sure fine way to determine if my other sheets are acrylic or poly-carbonate.

    I already know from bitter experience that Acrylic cracks easily and I have some more bulkheads to fabricate.

    regards
    John
    avatar
    timgarrod
    AMS Website Webmaster

    Posts : 242
    Join date : 2013-04-23
    Age : 39

    One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes Empty Re: One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes

    Post  timgarrod on Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:35 pm

    Cheers David,

    Will come in handly.
    merriman
    merriman
    Guest

    Posts : 281
    Join date : 2011-10-16
    Age : 70
    Location : Virginia Beach, Virginia

    One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes Empty Re: One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes

    Post  merriman on Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:55 pm

    John Wrennall wrote:Can anyone assist?

    I have recently obtained some pieces of transparent plastic of unknown provenance.
    One piece is known, it has a Lexan sticker on it.

    Does anyone know a sure fine way to determine if my other sheets are acrylic or poly-carbonate.

    I already know from bitter experience that Acrylic cracks easily and I have some more bulkheads to fabricate.

    regards
    John

    Acrylic -- you can't cut it with a knife, it will chip. Heat it and it will smell 'sweet'

    Lexan -- you can carve it with a knife.

    David
    John Wrennall
    John Wrennall
    AMS member

    Posts : 157
    Join date : 2011-11-16
    Age : 73
    Location : Leyland

    One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes Empty Re: One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes

    Post  John Wrennall on Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:32 am

    Thank you for that info David.

    Now where have I put my old Whittling knife..

    John
    bwi
    bwi
    AMS member

    Posts : 81
    Join date : 2015-01-17
    Location : Belgium

    One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes Empty Re: One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes

    Post  bwi on Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:55 pm

    John Wrennall wrote:Can anyone assist?

    I have recently obtained some pieces of transparent plastic of unknown provenance.
    One piece is known, it has a Lexan sticker on it.

    Does anyone know a sure fine way to determine if my other sheets are acrylic or poly-carbonate.

    I already know from bitter experience that Acrylic cracks easily and I have some more bulkheads to fabricate.

    regards
    John

    Don't know this is the best way to test it :-)

    Grtz,
    Bart


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hsls5ZPCUnE



    John Wrennall
    John Wrennall
    AMS member

    Posts : 157
    Join date : 2011-11-16
    Age : 73
    Location : Leyland

    One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes Empty Re: One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes

    Post  John Wrennall on Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:16 pm

    Bart/David M

    Nice Video - anything that survives those tests, I would trust.

    I have finally decided to cut off a sample piece from each sheet and then try to carve some slivers off each followed by a gentle caress with a blowlamp and finally an intimate introduction to a 1 LB (imperial) ball peen hammer. Methinks that safety goggles would be advisable...

    John
    merriman
    merriman
    Guest

    Posts : 281
    Join date : 2011-10-16
    Age : 70
    Location : Virginia Beach, Virginia

    One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes Empty Re: One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes

    Post  merriman on Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:23 pm

    John Wrennall wrote:Bart/David M

    Nice Video - anything that survives those tests, I would trust.

    I have finally decided to cut off a sample piece from each sheet and then try to carve some slivers off each followed by a gentle caress with a blowlamp and finally an intimate introduction to a 1 LB (imperial) ball peen hammer. Methinks that safety goggles would be advisable...

    John

    Ain't science wonderful?

    "SCIENCE!!!!...."

    David
    K80
    K80

    Posts : 8
    Join date : 2018-01-11
    Age : 27
    Location : Portsmouth, Hampshire

    One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes Empty Re: One stop plastic shop - Polycarbonate tubes

    Post  K80 on Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:35 am

    http:// clearplastictube .co .uk/Polycarbonate-Tube


    I stumbled across this

    I thought that it may be of help

      Current date/time is Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:09 pm