Hobby & Engineering Supplies - an MBA company

Engineering And Hobby Rod Categories


Rod - Round - Aluminium
Rod - Round - Aluminium

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Rod - Round

For general hobby applications.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending. They may not be straight for the entire length. May be slightly oversized on OD so some reworking may be required before fitting closely mating parts such as bearings. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground.

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Rod - Round - Brass
Rod - Round - Brass

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Rod - Round

For general hobby applications.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending. They may not be straight for the entire length. May be slightly oversized on OD so some reworking may be required before fitting closely mating parts such as bearings. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground.

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Rod - Round - Stainless Steel
Rod - Round - Stainless Steel

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Rod - Round

For general hobby applications.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending. They may not be straight for the entire length. May be slightly oversized on OD so some reworking may be required before fitting closely mating parts such as bearings. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground.

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Rod - Round - Soft Metal Packs
Rod - Round - Soft Metal Packs

Also see combined categories:
All Soft Metal Packs

For general hobby applications. This rod is annealed soft to make it easier to bend. Copper, brass and aluminium,

300mm lengths. Not recommended for heavy duty applications. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground.


Rod - Round - Acetal
Rod - Round - Acetal

Also see combined categories:
All Plastic Rod

Hard, stiff plastic for machining bushes, gears etc with close tolerances. Sizes listed are FINISHED SIZE. Product supplied will be larger.

Specific Gravity 1.41 g/cm3 - Operating Temp -40 to 120 C. Tensile Strength 60-70 Mpa / Hardness 80 Rockwell M. Small diameters may not be perfectly straight. Sizes listed are FINISHED SIZE. Product supplied will be larger to allow for machining. As this product requires machining, larger diameters may be supplied in lieu to expedite your order.

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Rod - Round - Nylon
Rod - Round - Nylon

Also see combined categories:
All Plastic Rod

High impact strength and toughness. Sizes listed are FINISHED SIZE. Product supplied will be larger.

Specific Gravity 1.13 g/cm3 - Operating Temp -40 to 160 C. Tensile Strength 78 Mpa / Hardness 82 Rockwell M. Co-efficient of friction 0.20-0.30. Smaller diameters may not be perfectly straight. Sizes listed are FINISHED SIZE. Product supplied will be larger to allow for machining. As this product requires machining, larger diameters may be supplied in lieu to expedite your order.

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Rod - Round - PTFE
Rod - Round - PTFE

Also see combined categories:
All Plastic Rod

Lowest co-efficient of friction. Excellent chemical resistance. Sizes listed are FINISHED SIZE. Product supplied will be larger.

Specific Gravity 2.20 g/cm3 - Operating Temp -260 to 260 C. Tensile Strength 10-40 Mpa / Hardness D50-55 Shore. Co-efficient of friction 0.05-0.20. Smaller diameters may not be perfectly straight. Sizes listed are FINISHED SIZE. Product supplied will be larger to allow for machining. As this product requires machining, larger diameters may be supplied in lieu to expedite your order.

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Rod - Round - Urethane
Rod - Round - Urethane

Also see combined categories:
All Non Metallic Rod - Round

Hard urethane rubber compound. Machinable.

Length +/- 3.2mm. Diameter +/- 2 percent.

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Rod - Round - Carbon Fibre
Rod - Round - Carbon Fibre

Also see combined categories:
All Non Metallic Rod - Round

High impact light weight carbon fibre for modelling.

Pultruded carbon fibre with a smooth epoxy coated finish. Items marked as Low Grade may have tolerance variations up to 0.2mm.


Rod - Round - Glass Fibre
Rod - Round - Glass Fibre

Also see combined categories:
All Plastic Rod

High impact light weight fibreglass for modelling and kites.

Glass fibre rod is more flexible and less brittle than carbon fibre rod.


Rod - Round - Polyester PETP
Rod - Round - Polyester PETP

Also see combined categories:
All Plastic Rod

High mechanical strength, stiffness and hardness. Sizes listed are FINISHED SIZE. Product supplied will be larger.

Specific Gravity 1.39 g/cm3 - Operating Temp 115 C / 5000 hrs - 100 C / 20000 hrs. Tensile Strength 90 Mpa. Hardness 96 Rockwell M. Smaller diameters may not be perfectly straight. Sizes listed are FINISHED SIZE. Product supplied will be larger to allow for machining. As this product requires machining, larger diameters may be supplied in lieu to expedite your order.

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Housings - Bearing - Pillow Block - Miniature
Housings - Bearing - Pillow Block - Miniature


Spyraflo aluminium pillow block housings mounted with 440C stainless miniature bearings

No more need for expensive engineering of housings to suit your new applications. Fully greased Japanese 440C Grade corrosion resistant stainless steel ball bearings. Double shielded bearings to minimise contamination.

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Shim and Foil - Phosphor Bronze
Shim and Foil - Phosphor Bronze

Also see combined categories:
All Shim
All Sheet

Precision shim sheet. Phosphor Bronze.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending or indentations. This product is meant for engineering applications not decorative applications.


Shim - Tin
Shim - Tin

Also see combined categories:
All Shim
All Sheet

Precision steel shim sheet. Very thin to thick sizes.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending or indentations. This product is meant for engineering applications not decorative applications.


Shim - Plastic
Shim - Plastic

Also see combined categories:
All Shim
All Non Metallic Sheet

Easy to cut - colour coded - plastic shim sheets. Precision thicknesses.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending or indentations. This product is meant for engineering applications not decorative applications. Made from sturdy polyester.

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Shim and Foil - Copper
Shim and Foil - Copper

Also see combined categories:
All Shim
All Sheet

Precision copper shim sheet. Very thin foil to thick sizes.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending or indentations. This product is meant for engineering applications not decorative applications.


Shim and Foil - Brass
Shim and Foil - Brass

Also see combined categories:
All Shim
All Sheet

Precision brass shim sheet. From very thin foil to thick sizes.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending or indentations. This product is meant for engineering applications not decorative applications. Includes sheets and rolls. See Brass - Strip for thin strips.

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Shim and Foil - Aluminium
Shim and Foil - Aluminium

Also see combined categories:
All Shim
All Sheet

Precision aluminium shim sheet. Includes listing on 6061-T6 Aluminium Sheet. Very thin to thick sizes.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending or indentations. This product is meant for engineering applications not decorative applications. Coloured shim is anodised. The colour is not removable. The colour is for identification purposes only.


Shim and Foil - Stainless Steel
Shim and Foil - Stainless Steel

Also see combined categories:
All Shim
All Sheet

Precision stainless shim sheet. Very thin foil to thick sizes. Includes 416, 303 and 316 grades.

NOTE! Very thin sizes may experience some bending or indentations. This product is meant for engineering applications not decorative applications.

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Joints - Tee - Tubing and Rod
Joints - Tee - Tubing and Rod


Inexpensive nylon joiners for hobby tubing and rod



Bar - H Section - Brass
Bar - H Section - Brass

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Bar - H Section (300mm Long Only)



Rectangular Bar - Aluminium
Rectangular Bar - Aluminium

Also see combined categories:
All Rectangular Bar

Thin and thick Aluminum strip and rectangular profiles

Small sizes may not be perfectly straight.


Square Bar - Brass
Square Bar - Brass

Also see combined categories:
All Metal Bar - Square

Saw Cut Ends. Some items may be available in longer or shorter lengths. e-mail sales@smallparts.com.au with enquiries. Smaller sizes may not be supplied straight.


RC Spare Parts - Venom
RC Spare Parts - Venom


Venom Hobby Parts listed by description. Parts for 1/10 crawler, Baja, 1/8 scale cars, Beacon, Corsair, CPR Creeper, D Micro, DXL, EKOS, EPO, GPV-1, MINIZ, Island Hopper, King, Segad, KOS, KWA, M05, ME-109, MTT, Night Ranger 3D, Outlaw RC, Ozone Heli

Parts also to suit P-51, Texan, Savage, Scorpion AX10, Skywolf 3CH, Strait Jacket, TraXXas, TRX Slash. Ailerons fittings, Anti-rotation arm, A arms, Axle, Bag, Ball end, batteries assembleys, battery(bags, bars, box, case, charger, holder), beadlock, bearing kits, retainers and set. bell crank, blade grips and sets, body posts, bolt, bracket, bulkhead, cables, camber gauge, canopy, caps, carburettor, charger, chassis covers and plates. Cockpit cover, Collars, connectors, control links, control links, tray and units, coupler, cowl, crankcase, crankshaft, cylinder, Damper, decal set, differential (case, housing and system). Dig unit, drive (belt and dog), driveline, electronics unit, elevator, e-ring, ESC, exhaust (coupler, deflector and pipe), fail safes, feathering spindle.


Shafting - Ground - Hobby - Steel
Shafting - Ground - Hobby - Steel

Also see combined categories:
All Shafting
All Steel Shafting

Silversteel shafting for hobbies. Not suitable for precision bearings.

Suitable for use with plastic gears, bushes, couplings etc. Not recommended for use with precision steel or stainless steel bearings. Some sizes have special features such as serrations or small barbs (noted in description). Unground ends. Ideal for axles in robotic applications and educational projects.

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Couplings - Rigid - Hobby - Brass
Couplings - Rigid - Hobby - Brass

Also see combined categories:
All Rigid Couplings

A selection of inexpensive brass couplings for shaft sizes from 2 to 5 mm.


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Gearmotors - Basic - Hobby - 12.1mm Diameter
Gearmotors - Basic - Hobby - 12.1mm Diameter

Also see combined categories:
All Basic Gearmotors

Small light weight geared motors used in toys and small solar applications

NOTE! These do not have a standard output shaft. The output is a plastic crossed block (see diagram) which is designed to be fitted to a fabricated coupling in O.E.M applications. However, the plastic block would be suitable for drilling and attaching objects with wire for rotating mobile type applications.


Strip - Soft Metal Packs
Strip - Soft Metal Packs


For general hobby applications. This brass strip is annealed soft to make it easier to bend. Brass.

300mm lengths. Not recommended for heavy duty applications. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground.


Hobby - Nut Packs
Hobby - Nut Packs


Hobby Nut Packs. Includes Dubro Range



Hobby Gears - Spur - 48DP
Hobby Gears - Spur - 48DP


A small selection of popular 48DP Plastic/ Metal Pinion and Spur gears

See main listings under Gears for sizes not listed here. To work out the pitch diameter of a 48DP spur gear, divide multiply the no of teeth by 0.52917.

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Hobby Gears - Spur - Module 0.4
Hobby Gears - Spur - Module 0.4


A small selection of popular Module 0.4 Brass Gear Sets 9 to 20 teeth

See main listings under Gears for sizes not listed here. To work out the pitch diameter of a metric spur gear, multiply the no of teeth by the module. A module 0.4 spur gear with 20 teeth has a pitch diameter of 8mm. A module 0.4 spur gear with 10 teeth has a pitch diameter of 4mm.

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Hobby Gears - Spur - Module 0.5
Hobby Gears - Spur - Module 0.5


A small selection of popular Module 0.5 Brass Gear Sets 9 to 20 teeth

See main listings under Gears for sizes not listed here. To work out the pitch diameter of a metric spur gear, multiply the no of teeth by the module. A module 0.5 spur gear with 20 teeth has a pitch diameter of 10mm. A module 0.5 spur gear with 10 teeth has a pitch diameter of 5mm.

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Hobby - Screw and Nut Combo Packs
Hobby - Screw and Nut Combo Packs


Selection of Screw and Nut Combos. Includes Dubro Range



Hobby - Screw Packs
Hobby - Screw Packs


Hobby Screw Packs. Includes Dubro Range



Hobby - Washer Packs
Hobby - Washer Packs


Hobby Washer Packs. Includes Dubro Range



Tube - Round - Soft Metal Packs
Tube - Round - Soft Metal Packs

Also see combined categories:
All Soft Metal Packs

For general hobby applications. This tube is annealed soft to make it easier to bend. Copper, brass and aluminium,

300mm lengths. Not recommended for heavy duty applications. For use with bearings we suggest you use items from the category - Shafting - Ground.


Accessories - Hobby - Aircraft
Accessories - Hobby - Aircraft


Generic Parts. Specific model parts may also be found by typing the model number into the search box. Reinforced Tape, Masking Tape, Micro Gear Nose, Gear Mech Retracts, Retractable Wing Tailwheels, gas struts



Accessories - Hobby - Body Clips
Accessories - Hobby - Body Clips


Large and small body clips. Fluoro or standard. Plastic coated or anodised. Range of colours. Bent and straight.

See also large selection of clips in R-Clips.


Accessories - Hobby - Car and Buggy
Accessories - Hobby - Car and Buggy


Generic Parts. Specific model parts may also be found by typing the model number into the search box. Fail safes, aerials, heat sinks, body clips, tune pipe, clutch bell, bump start, engine break stand, engine fans, antenna tubes and tire warmers.

Includes Kyosho pull starts.


Accessories - Hobby - Helicopter
Accessories - Hobby - Helicopter


Generic Parts. Specific model parts may also be found by typing the model number into the search box. Training Gear, Polished Tuned Muffler, Heli Pitch, Foam Stand



Motors - Hobby - Brushed Packages


Brushed RC Motor and ESC Packages



Wheels - Hobby - General
Wheels - Hobby - General

Also see combined categories:
All Wheels

Includes wheels for robots and general hobby applications

Also see tracks for Robotic applications.

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Rims - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Off Road - Front - Plastic
Rims - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Off Road - Front - Plastic

Also see combined categories:
All Rims

Rims for RC wheels



Rims - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Off Road - Rear - Plastic
Rims - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Off Road - Rear - Plastic

Also see combined categories:
All Rims

Rims for RC wheels



Rims - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Road and Drift - Alloy
Rims - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Road and Drift - Alloy

Also see combined categories:
All Rims

Rims for RC wheels



Rims - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Road and Drift - Plastic
Rims - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Road and Drift - Plastic

Also see combined categories:
All Rims

Rims for RC wheels



Rims - Hobby - Car and Buggy 1-8 - Plastic
Rims - Hobby - Car and Buggy 1-8 - Plastic

Also see combined categories:
All Rims

Rims for RC wheels



Rims - Hobby - Monster Truck 1-10 - Plastic
Rims - Hobby - Monster Truck 1-10 - Plastic

Also see combined categories:
All Rims

Rims for RC wheels



Tyres - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Drift
Tyres - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Drift

Also see combined categories:
All Tyres



Tyres - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Monster Truck
Tyres - Hobby - Car 1-10 - Monster Truck

Also see combined categories:
All Tyres



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Registered Australian Company: Hobby & Engineering Supplies Pty Ltd (ABN 54 125 001 541)

Hobby and Engineering Supplies offers 6219 products in 445 categories including assortment kits, low priced hobby bearings, tools, screws, brass and aluminium rod and tubing - see the full listing in the Online Catalogue. We have excellent Freight Rates within Australia and worldwide. We offer a choice of delivery with a signature required, or cheaper options with no signature required. The no signature required options are at the customer’s risk once the goods leave our store.

Using the links throughout this site you will find extensive information including catalogues, technical data, and other product specific information. We sell our products worldwide through our online store and our overseas freight rates are competitive for fully traceable courier delivery.

Hobby and Engineering Supplies is part of MBA Group offering a select range from the MBA Group catalogue.

Hobby and Engineering Supplies products are not authorised for sale into the USA or Canada due to the reluctance of Australian insurers to provide product liability insurance into those two countries.

Information on this website is Copyright Hobby and Engineering Supplies 1997. All rights reserved.

Freight Rates
Terms and Conditions
Privacy Policy

Registered Australian Company: Hobby & Engineering Supplies Pty Ltd (ABN 54 125 001 541)

Hobby and Engineering Supplies offers 6219 products in 445 categories including assortment kits, low priced hobby bearings, tools, screws, brass and aluminium rod and tubing - see the full listing in the Online Catalogue. We have excellent Freight Rates within Australia and worldwide. We offer a choice of delivery with a signature required, or cheaper options with no signature required. The no signature required options are at the customer’s risk once the goods leave our store.

Using the links throughout this site you will find extensive information including catalogues, technical data, and other product specific information. We sell our products worldwide through our online store and our overseas freight rates are competitive for fully traceable courier delivery.

Hobby and Engineering Supplies is part of MBA Group offering a select range from the MBA Group catalogue.

Hobby and Engineering Supplies products are not authorised for sale into the USA or Canada due to the reluctance of Australian insurers to provide product liability insurance into those two countries.

Information on this website is Copyright Hobby and Engineering Supplies 1997. All rights reserved.