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AB602 Expo Airbrush Deal

119.95

AB602 - Expo Airbrush Deal Look whats included: High Quality Dual Action, Gravity Feed Airbrush ...
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78040 6pc Expo Nutrunner Set

15.95

Set includes 1.5/2/2.5/3/4/5mm. Suitable for 6/8/10/12/14 & 16BA Nuts. High quality tips manufactured in chrome vanadium steel, heat ...
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79920 Expo Professional Rapid Cable Stripper

14.95

799-20 Expo Professional Rapid Cable Stripper Strips mains cable outer sheath without adjustment! Features: ...
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75070 Pin Vice with Micro 3 Jaw Chuck

9.95

750-70 Very High Quality Pin Vice with Micro 3 Jaw Chuck. Holds drill sizes 0.1 to 2.5mm ...
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AB605 Expo Super Detail Airbrush Deal

79.95

AB605 Expo Super Detail Airbrush Deal. Perfect for beginners and experienced airbrushers alike. Complete set - nothing else ...
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Hot Wire Foam and Polystyrene Cutter with Large Y Bow and Knife

29.95

743-75 Hot Wire Foam and Polystyrene Cutter with Large Y Bow and Knife USES 4 x AA Batteries ...
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A03080A Airfix Messerschmitt Bf110C/D 1:72 scale

12.99

A03080A Airfix Messerschmitt Bf110C 1:72 scale

Championed by Hermann Goering, the Messerschmitt Bf 110 Destroyer, (or Heavy Fighter) concept was certainly sound in theory, giving these slightly larger aircraft much greater range and devastating firepower. Unfortunately, the increase in size and weight left the Destroyers vulnerable to the more manoeuvrable single engined fighters of the RAF.

During the late 1930s, it would be difficult to argue against the idea of basically putting two Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters together to produce one heavy fighter, or ‘Destroyer’. With greater range and much increased firepower, these fearsome aircraft would surely blast any opponents from the sky and quickly allow German ground forces to conquer even greater amounts of territory. This was the perfectly rational thinking behind the Destroyer concept and one which Luftwaffe Commander-in-Chief Hermann Goering was passionately in favour of.

As the Luftwaffe swept through Europe and into France and the Low Countries, the Bf 110 Destroyers proved to be incredibly successful, with their additional firepower proving to be devastatingly effective in the air and during strafing attacks. As the conflict moved on to the massed air attacks against Britain, the confident Destroyer crews were in for a rude awakening. When pitted against the fast, agile fighters of the RAF, the Bf 110 was quickly found to be inferior and began to suffer significant losses over England. Indeed, the performance of the aircraft in combat became so worrying that the Destroyers could not operate effectively without the security of their own fighter cover. Despite this, the Messerschmitt Bf 110 found many roles to which its attributes were more suited and the type saw service throughout the Second World War. For many enthusiasts, they are also considered some of the most appealing aircraft to see Luftwaffe service during WWII.
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A04053A Airfix Fairey Swordfish Mk.I 1:72 scale

18.99

A04053A Airfix Fairey Swordfish Mk.I 1:72 scale

The Royal Navy's primary torpedo bomber of the Second World War, the Swordfish, despite its obsolescence, proved to be an effective anti-submarine and torpedo bomber right up until the end of hostilities in 1945, going on in fact to outlive its intended replacement, the Albacore, in Royal Navy Service. Involved in such famous actions as the Taranto raid, the Bismark operation and the Channel Dash, the vulnerable but effective Swordfish firmly cemented its place in aviation folklore.Speed: 139mph;range: 546 miles; length: 10.87m; wingspan: 13.87m; armament: 2 x .303 MG, 1 x 1,670lb torpedo or 1,500lb bombs under fuselage and wings.
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A02017A Airfix Supermarine Spitfire PR.XIX 1:72 scale

9.99

A02017A Airfix Supermarine Spitfire PR.XIX 1:72 scale

Arguably the ultimate version of the Spitfire, the unarmed Rolls-Royce Griffon powered PR.XIX reconnaissance aircraft relied on speed and stealth to survive in the combat area. This version of the Spitfire still holds the world altitude record for a single piston engined aircraft, set at 51,500 ft. in February 1952 by Flight Lieutenant Ted Powles.

First entering service with the RAF in 1944, the Spitfire PR XIX was a superb reconnaissance platform and continued in service long after the end of the Second World War. Powered by the mighty Rolls Royce Griffon engine, these ultimate Spitfires travelled at speeds over 100mph faster than the first Squadron machines and could attain far greater altitudes. In February 1952, Flight Lieutenant Ted Powles flew Spitfire PS852 to an incredible altitude of 51,500ft during a reconnaissance flight over the Chinese Island of Hainan.

Flying with RAF No.81 Squadron out of Kai Tak airfield in Hong Kong, Powles set an altitude record for the Spitfire and for single engine piston fighters which still stands to this day, acting as an enduring legacy of these magnificent machines. The scheme worn by Ted Powles Spitfire on his record breaking flight has recently been applied to one of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire PR XIXs (PS915), following the completion of a ‘major plus’ refurbishment of the aircraft. It will hopefully be seen enthralling Airshow audiences throughout 2017.

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97692 Modelling Signal Boxes for Railway Layout

19.99

976-92 Modelling Signal Boxes for Railway Layout

It is hard to imagine a model railway layout without a signal box somewhere along the line. They were, after all, the most numerous of the steam-era buildings, and some were almost as old as the railways themselves, dating back to the mid-1800s. With the increased availability of signal box kits and ready-to-site versions, this book provides an invaluable and timely guide to just which box is right for your layout.

More than twenty model signal boxes are featured in actual layout locations
Presents forty kits and projects from Alphagraphix and Bilteezi to the latest in downloads and laser-cut kits, specially constructed with detailed and illustrated step-by-step descriptions
Offers tips, hints and useful advice on tools, adhesives and materials, always remaining cost-conscious for those with limited time and resources
Provides prototype images from the steam era to the present day
Demonstrates how to model realistically detailed interiors and clever ways to show them off
Shows how to scratch-build your own signal boxes using different methods and materials
Includes useful guidance on signals, signalling, and infrastructure, level crossings and lever frames
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46135 Deluxe Materials Roket Re-Cap

3.75

461-35 Deluxe Materials Roket Re-Cap

Model AC16
Replacement Roket superglue tips and caps that make your glue flow as new! Pack of 3 easily fitted replacement tips and caps.

Roket Recap re tips, re-freshes and, re-stores, your glue like new. Pack contains two Roket Ca tips and caps, one SuperPhatic!/Card glue, and one spare micro-tip. The best glue accessory ever!

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A28062 Pack of 2 Rotary Switches - 3 Pole 4 Way

7.00

A280-62
Current Rating: 5A Continuous. Solder tag terminals. Body Diam: 27.5mm max. Spindle: 6.35mm dia x 38mm long with flat.
WIRING METHOD FOR ROTARY SWITCHES:
Example 280-61 (2 pole, 6 way). The 2 poles (the centre terminals) are wired to the + output of the power source.
The 1st pole controls the 1st 3 outer terminals (numbered 1 - 3). The 2nd pole controls outer terminals (4 - 6)
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