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Clock Tower
Posted by Jeff1952 on Saturday, November 04, 2017 12:15 AM

Hey guys, possibly this has been covered before, but... I'm wondering if anyone has a source for HO scale working clocks, with Roman Numeral faces hopefully, tho i could possible recreate the faces on my computer. As if life were not complicated enough, I'd like to put working clocks (battery?) in the clock tower of my Walther's Milwaukee Rd Everett St. Station when I begin construction this coming winter. Compounding the problem is that two of the clocks are 1" dia. while the other two are .75" dia. So if anyone has a source for small clocks, or has solved similar issues, please gimme a heads-up. Thanks!

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Posted by SeeYou190 on Saturday, November 04, 2017 12:34 AM

This seems too obvious, but why not use an inexpensive wrist watch?

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Posted by camrodenrob on Saturday, November 04, 2017 12:49 PM

Agree that a small watch movement may be you best bet, but do a search for clock inserts to find clockmakers'/woodworkers' sources for small clock inserts/fitups.  Klockit has some just under 1", although with arabic numbers.

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Posted by Jeff1952 on Saturday, November 04, 2017 3:41 PM

Thanks guys. Never even thought of using a wristwatch movement, if I can find one close in size. I believe one of the german manufacturers marketed a clock for HO use back in the day, but have been unsuccessful in locating anything like it still available.

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Posted by Lone Wolf and Santa Fe on Saturday, November 04, 2017 5:25 PM

You might also search for small pocket watch movements.

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Posted by BATMAN on Saturday, November 04, 2017 6:19 PM

One example. One of many.Smile

http://www.michaels.com/clock-movement-kit-by-artminds/10316294.html 

Just ask Google for tiny clock movements.

Also, thrift shops usually throw all their watches in a box for a dollar each. Just print off a clock face that you like from the internet.

Maybe you should consider a digital clock so the kids visiting can tell what time it is.WhistlingLaugh

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