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Keeping Track of Small Parts

Online Model Train Club member Erik shared this suggestion:

“I know some folk in the hobby use masking tape to hold small screws and parts to stop them rolling under the layout and getting lost. It is a very good idea, but I have another option to add to that.

My local hardware store sells small 5″ bowls with a magnet attached. One of these bowl is ideal for holding small steel parts.”

2 Responses to Keeping Track of Small Parts

  • Timothy Gallaghersays:

    In the US, a company names “Harbor Freight” sells the magnetic bowls for $5.00. Less if there is a sale on. Look them up. That bowl is dispensable when working with the small parts we deal with.

  • Peter Brixeysays:

    Rice pudding cups, Kurig coffee cups, tops off aerosol bottles are cheap, zero cost. I keep a stack of them on my bench top. When I am working on a loco or something, they are perfect for dropping small parts and screws into. Also useful for mixing paint in.

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