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Takom cable replacement

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  • Member since
    November 2004
Takom cable replacement
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Saturday, June 15, 2019 4:39 PM

Hi Guys

Today this arrived

Inside the box is some very poor white nylon string in two sizes which we are ment to use as the cabling for the crane.

Does anyone know of a product that is better and would replace the kit stuff?




  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Saturday, June 15, 2019 7:28 PM

Karaya from Poland sells wire for tow cables in several diameters.  But they are stiff and may have spring memory and not drape well.

  • Member since
    November 2004
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Sunday, June 16, 2019 3:55 AM

Thanks for the info, RealG. Looking at the manual of instructions it does look like this thing is designed to actually work so it looks like I will be painting and using the string stuff that comes with the kit!

It should be an interesting build once I get to it with some quite technical thinking to do as well as navigating Takoms instructions!

  • Member since
    December 2011
  • From: Western Colorado
Posted by RickC5 on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 6:34 AM
If you drag that string across a chunk of beeswax, it will remove the fuzziness and slightly stiffen the string too, making it easier to get some "tension" to your cables.

Primarily late WWII Western Europe modeling.


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