Empty Spools

Paul M

Registered
25 Oct 2016
9,716
1,382
59
Royston
Country flag
My No2 Child has got a 3D printer,, which seems to work very well for her. The only gripe I have is that the spools that carry the plastic thread are non-returnable.
Does anyone have any (polite) suggestions as to what to do with them, as it seems an awful waste
 

David1226

Registered
24 Oct 2009
6,475
6,960
72
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Country
United-States
Country flag
My No2 Child has got a 3D printer,, which seems to work very well for her. The only gripe I have is that the spools that carry the plastic thread are non-returnable.
Does anyone have any (polite) suggestions as to what to do with them, as it seems an awful waste
That sounds like a reel problem

David
 

mike

Master at annoying..
Staff member
GSC Moderator
24 Oct 2009
51,181
4,007
Rossendale
www.gscalecentral.net
Country flag
Used mine to store Christmas light ,
 

GAP

G Scale Trains, HO Trains, 1:1 Sugar Cane trains
Country flag
My No2 Child has got a 3D printer,, which seems to work very well for her. The only gripe I have is that the spools that carry the plastic thread are non-returnable.
Does anyone have any (polite) suggestions as to what to do with them, as it seems an awful waste
I put mine in my council provided kerbside recycle bin.
 

PhilP

G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
5 Jun 2013
31,106
3,228
Tamworth, Staffs.
Country flag
2" video tape spools, would be cut in half, and used for hanging patch leads, test leads etc.
But I doubt most have that many test leads?

PhilP
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

Paul M

Registered
25 Oct 2016
9,716
1,382
59
Royston
Country flag
A photo of them may help, Paul.
20221105_063144.jpg
There you go. The idea of *********** light holders is a good one, but I was thinking more of recycling them back to their original use. I would have thought a return/ deposit system could have been set up
 

dunnyrail

DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
25 Oct 2009
23,333
4,467
74
St.Neots Cambridgeshire UK
Country flag
I had some rather nasty black ones that I covered with coffee stirrers to make an empty cable drum load load with. But that would probably only account for a couple at best.