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Hello, first post. I am a model railroader gone over to sail! I am building the Latina 1-84 Cutty Sark and find that the rigging components in the kit are way oversized. I there a source for small deadeyes about 1.5 MM?  I built a plastic 1-96 Revel Cutty Sark in the early 60's and still have the hull!  Any Ideas where I can find scale deadeyes?

Thanks a lot

Clipper Fan

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What about making them yourself ? If you have at least a hand-held drill, this is not too difficult.

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Gidday Clipper and a warm welcome from the Land Downunder.

What part of the world do you hail from? This has a bearing as Postage and Handling can make prices exorbitant. I recently purchased a small part from the states for $6.80 and the Postage and Handling was $13.20. I could not source the part here in the Land of Oz so I had to pay $20 in total.

All the best,



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Thanks to all !!!

I live in Virginia, USA, just outside of Washington DC. Making the deadeyes myself has crossed my mind, 30 years as a machinist has given me the skill set. So, I will most likely make the smaller ones myself. The more research I do, the more mistakes I find, most notable the way the sails are bent onto the yards! (Not using the jack stay)

I will keep you all updated as I progress. I am really looking forward to the rigging!


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