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Fibre optic supplies
Posted by Crox on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 3:18 PM

I see that many on here use fibre for lighting.  Where do you guys get your fibre optics cable from and is 1.5mm the best size to use?

Thanks in advance

In the absence of light, darkness prevails
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Posted by larak on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 10:10 PM

I get some from surplus cutsie stuff at my local dollar stores. Often it's very thin (in diameter), but around Christmas there is usually a better selection.

There are online vendors BTW. 

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Posted by AustraliaJim on Thursday, March 20, 2008 12:11 AM

I also buy cheap optic fibres from "Two Dollar" shops in Australia. The cheap fibre optic lamps are $3 and have about 100 fibres in green blue and red and white. They are very thin though approximately .5 to 1mm but do work very well. They are very flexible. However if you follow this link http://www.oakridgehobbies.com/g_scale/g_90a.html They have all sorts of optical fibre, tube and sheet.

 

Cheers

Jim. 

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Posted by BlueHillsCPR on Thursday, March 20, 2008 3:59 AM
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Posted by Crox on Thursday, March 20, 2008 9:31 AM
Thanks for the info - much appreciated
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