San Francisco Cable Car - An Impressive Wood & Metal 1:24 Scale Model from Occre

30 October 2013 by Rod Carruthers
San Francisco’s cable cars are an important icon of the city, and anyone visiting or holidaying in San Francisco will have treasured memories of riding the picturesque cable cars up and down the hilly streets. The first cable cars of this kind were brought into operation in London and, many years later, on 2nd August 1873, Andrew S. Hallidie introduced the first San Francisco cable car, on the Clay Street line. 136 years later these attractive vehicles are still running on the streets of San Francisco and form an essential part of the city’s daily life. The system is based on a cable that is pulled at a constant velocity, along the whole route, by a stationery engine. The cable car starts to move when a device, called a grip, is engaged under pressure to the cable. By loosening this grip, and at the same time applying the breaks, the car is brought to a halt. These days there are only two fleets still in service. One of these is Powell-Hyde and Powell-Mason, while the other is California Street. Hobbies are pleased to offer OcCre's impressive 1/24 scale San Francisco cable car wood and metal model kit, which contains all...
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Introducing the Sparkling World of Sequin Art !!!

21 October 2013 by Rod Carruthers
Introducing the Sparkling World of Sequin Art !!! Sequin Art consists of brightly coloured sequins, pins, flocked board and a polystyrene frame. Initially Sequin Art was considered more suitable for children. However, adults became interested in the product thus creating a new market within the craft industry. Produce exciting sequin pictures by simply placing the velvet design on the frame and attaching the sequins to complete this vibrant product. A new variation has now been launched! Sequin & Bead Art is an original product following in the Sequin Art range and sold each year in increasing number. Thousands of Sequin Art are sold each year in the UK and overseas with sales rising strongly year on year! It's great, it's fun and most of all a sense of achievement is had by all. Our Rock Angel Manga Chick and Hello Kitty Gothic are amongst some of our newest and most popular Sequin Art Picture Kits. Many new ideas and innovations have been further developed within the Sequin Art range in recent years. These include Silhouettes which give a silhouette shape against a brightly coloured background, and Sequin Art Junior for the younger generation with easy to follow printed layouts and...
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Timber Kits - Magical Mechanical Models to Build - also makes a Great Christmas Gift !!

14 October 2013 by Rod Carruthers
Timberkits are mechanical models made of wood and sold in kit form. Put them together, turn the handle and see them work. There is a great range of themes and and skill levels to suit everyone. Timberkits are creative, fun and educational It is an art form in which you can appreciate the magic of mechanical action and gives a fascinating education and hobby for children and adults of all ages. In these safety conscious electronic times most of the mechanisms we depend on are well hidden so we never get to see how things work. Take a look at the building blocks of our mechanical world . Assemble the wooden cams, push rods, levers and cranks and understand what makes it tick. After you have made the model you can paint , varnish or customise it in your own personal way then try another! Start your own Band!! | | The Double Bass player rocks back and fourth, tapping his right foot, sliding his left hand up and down the Double Bass' neck and plucking the strings with his right hand. His head bobs in time with the music. The Drummer looks simply amazing. With a full kit of...
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Come Fly Away! with Guillows Balsa Wood Model Airplanes

06 October 2013 by Rod Carruthers
A great favourite with Hobbies customers is our extensive range of Guillows Balsa wood model Airplanes The Guillow model airplane company was founded by Paul K. Guillow, a World War I US Navy Aviator. His experience as a Navy pilot kindled in him a great interest in aviation and eventually lead to the creation and marketing of a line of small balsa wood, shelf model construction kits of famous aircraft. From the Fokker triplane to the Sopwith Camel of WWI to the P-51 Mustang and P-38 Lightning of WWII . Balsa airplane models appeal to both the young and the “young at heart”. Everyone will remember the shiny red propellers of their favorite toy airplane! The most popular kits are surely the Balsa World War II Models with a 16½" wing span - approx 1/30 scale. These easy-to-build balsa airplane kits contain die-cut balsa parts, plastic cowls and canopies, decals , plastic prop, wheels, tissue and a 24-page model building booklet. The range includes planes such as the Messerschmitt BF-109 - the best known German Luftwaffe World War 2 Fighter, and the Supermarine Spitfire Mk-1 - Britain's greatest World War 2 Fighter. For those with an interest in the History...
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