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