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We need to make holes in all sorts of things, from big holes in base­boards to tiny holes in buffer­beams to ac­cept minia­ture brake pipes. An electric mini drill is per­fect for drilling holes in base­boards to ac­cept wires or bases for minia­ture cate­nary or trees. if you’re very care­ful, you can use it to drill small holes in mod­els, or for adding de­tail­ing ac­ces­sories, but most will prob­a­bly pre­fer to go with the hand-held pin vice for such delicate work.

Where can I buy one?

Ro­tacraft RC12VS Ro­tary Drill Tool Kit, £44.46 Avail­abil­ity: Peter’s Spares, 2J Brig­house Busi­ness Vil­lage, Mid­dles­brough TS2 1RT Tel: 01642 909794

Web: www.pe­terss­pares.com n Jew­eller’s Pin Vice 502420, £5.10

Avail­abil­ity: Axmin­ster Tool Cen­tre ltd, unit 10, Wey­croft Av­enue, Axmin­ster, Devon ex13 5PH Tel: 0800 371822

Web: www.axmin­ster.co.uk


A mini drill set will usu­ally in­clude cut­ting discs and sand­ing strips, mak­ing it a par­tic­u­larly use­ful ad­di­tion to your tool kit.

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