login   |    register
[ WEBSITE ] [ NEW STORIES ]

Tool Review
Tin Wire from UpNorth

by: Randy J. Ray [ RJRAY ]


_ORGINPUB:
Armorama



I ordered some of this after seeing a review on the Hyperscale website. The packages are priced at 5 each, with a flat shipping rate of 2 per order. Payment is sent via PayPal (which will handle the conversion into Euros for you automatically).

There are six sizes available:

0.23mm/0.009" - 0.64" in 1/72, 0.43" in 1/48, 0.32" in 1/35, 0.29" in 1/32
0.32mm/0.013" - 0.94" in 1/72, 0.62" in 1/48, 0.46" in 1/35, 0.42" in 1/32
0.56mm/0.022" - 1.58" in 1/72, 1.06" in 1/48, 0.77" in 1/35, 0.70" in 1/32
0.7mm/0.028" - 2.02" in 1/72, 1.34" in 1/48, 0.98" in 1/35, 0.90" in 1/32
1.0mm/0.039" - 2.81" in 1/72, 1.87" in 1/48, 1.37" in 1/35, 1.25" in 1/32
1.3mm/0.051" - 3.67" in 1/72, 2.45" in 1/48, 1.79" in 1/35, 1.63" in 1/32

The amount in each package varies based on the thickness; there is more length in the smaller diameters. I don't know the exact amounts, as I haven't measured each one individually.

When I placed my order, the fellow answered within a day. Once the funds were sent via PayPal, the order was shipped within a week. I was sent an e-mail when the shipment went out, and it made it to my front door (Finland to California) in about 5 days.

The price is on the edge of steep, for ordinary tin wire. However, the smaller sizes can be very difficult to find in ordinary stores and there is a lot to be said about the convenience of being mailed to your door.

Highly recommended.
SUMMARY
Varying sizes of soft tin wire in individual packaging.
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: Other
  Suggested Retail: 5 Euros/pk
  Related Link: Upnorth website
  PUBLISHED: May 11, 2005
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 85.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 83.35%

About Randy J. Ray (rjray)
FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

Copyright 2019 text by Randy J. Ray [ RJRAY ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Model Shipwrights. All rights reserved.


   

What's Your Opinion?


Photos
Click image to enlarge
  • Tin wire
  • Tin wire