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Old 23-09-2008, 07:26 PM   #1
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since reading some of the threads on here, and watching the re runs of thunderbirds on the sci fi channel, i've noticed something that seems to appear every where, namely a small square grey part with little "fins". its most noticable on the front of thunderbird 2's pods where there are four of them-

and on the martian probe vehicle-

however tonight i watched the episode with the pirate radio sattelite rescue, and as alan drags the sound engineer into thunderbird 3 there is a "full sized" one on the wall behind him.
any ideas?
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Old 23-09-2008, 07:29 PM   #2
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They're supports for the Girder Bridge kit for trainsets. It came with 4 supports in the box/ package. I think Dapol bought the molds and still distributes them. They turn up quite regular on EvilBay.
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Old 23-09-2008, 07:32 PM   #3
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it's not a Thunderbird model unless there is a part from the girder bridge kit on it somewhere.it's probably easier to find a model that hasn't got a bit on it
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Old 23-09-2008, 07:36 PM   #4
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I think Dapol bought the molds and still distributes them.
They are indeed still available. I was able to get them for my (very) large scratchbuilt TB2 pod and recently used them as an homage on the launch tower.

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Old 23-09-2008, 07:48 PM   #5
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i should have guessed it was the girder bridge! although it did remind me of the sort of bits of plastic i find at the back of my kitchen drawers left over from various flatpack/diy projects!
on another note, can you spot the cunningly used thunderbird part on my rail layout?
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Old 23-09-2008, 10:12 PM   #6
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ah,the good old passenger footbridge kit
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Old 24-09-2008, 08:03 AM   #7
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i should have guessed it was the girder bridge! although it did remind me of the sort of bits of plastic i find at the back of my kitchen drawers left over from various flatpack/diy projects!
on another note, can you spot the cunningly used thunderbird part on my rail layout?
aye, but wondering moreso why you would have 2 platforms for 1 line, and a bridge connecting them? ie why would you get off the train on one side and cross a bridge, when you could just get out on the other platform?

just a thought

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Old 24-09-2008, 10:10 AM   #8
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These kits are readily available here in South Australia, the foot bridge as well. I have a good number of those bases in my spare parts. They line the wall of the lounge railway to TB3, and the launch bay of TB1... basically they're everywhere. Airfix must have panicked when Century 21 finished up.
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