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by Busted Bricks
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: The Circle Line
Replies: 94
Views: 2839

Re: The Circle Line

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:21 pm
Join us (in a zombie toned voice)...
Tempted but would probably go 7 1/4" if that were the case. I have close to 2.5 acre land to build on. Affording track would be an issue but I would probaly weld it up from rectangular lengths of steel. Then there is the lack of spare time.....
by Busted Bricks
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'
Replies: 23
Views: 962

Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

For a sec I thought you were using lager for lubrication..... ;)
by Busted Bricks
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chains
Replies: 19
Views: 284

Re: Chains

At £71.82 for 300mm the 4mm pitch chain is a bit on the expensive side. About 12 times more than 03C-1. Of course if you need it, you need it.
by Busted Bricks
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chains
Replies: 19
Views: 284

Re: Chains

What pitch is the slo-mo chain?

3mm pitch in roller chain would be custom made to order and therefore very expensive.

I know of 3.73mm pitch chain but I have not yet gathere up the courage to ask for the price:
http://www.diamondchain.co.uk/micro-pit ... UhR_-gzaUk
by Busted Bricks
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chains
Replies: 19
Views: 284

Re: Chains

The chain on the Regner locos is smaller than 03C-01 and I have yet to find out where it comes from. However I suspect it is hideously expensive as anything that isn't made in large quantities is.
by Busted Bricks
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'
Replies: 23
Views: 962

Re: 5" gauge 'Metre Maid'

Very nice! A taller chimney and a Hunslet style open cab would look good on it.
by Busted Bricks
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chains
Replies: 19
Views: 284

Re: Chains

Many people have used them on their locos. They are also used to link the wheel pairs on diesels. More than strong enough at the scales we model in. The BAGRS project loco made use of ladder chain: http://www.panyo.com/project/index.htm "Denver" also uses ladder chain: http://sidestreet.info/locos/l...
by Busted Bricks
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chains
Replies: 19
Views: 284

Re: Chains

Bicycle chains are roller chains. Ladder chain is the brass chain on the left in the picture. AFAIK the only manufacturer of ladder chain is Hale Bros. in USA.
by Busted Bricks
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Chains
Replies: 19
Views: 284

Chains

I went out on a limb and ordered 20 meters of 03C-1 roller chain from China along with a lot of joining links. 03C-1 at 4.7625mm pitch is the smallest commercially available (affordable) roller chain that I know of. It may look a little too big on 16mm scale locos but should be OK on 7/8ths scale lo...
by Busted Bricks
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Derogatory terms
Replies: 10
Views: 144

Re: Derogatory terms

I consider it it toys. Anything that I don't depend on to make a living is essentially a toy. What does annoy me is when people call a locomotive a "train" - I have to restrain myself not to educate them on the difference. I was once told off for calling myself "a cheap b*****d" on an American moder...
by Busted Bricks
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Free CAD systems
Replies: 18
Views: 418

Re: Free CAD systems

I have my own CO2 laser for wood/plastic and fiber laser cutter for steel and metals :D
by Busted Bricks
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Free CAD systems
Replies: 18
Views: 418

Re: Free CAD systems

It's all easy as long as there are dimensions ;) It's more a matter of how much time is involved as that always seem to be in short supply.
by Busted Bricks
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Free CAD systems
Replies: 18
Views: 418

Re: Free CAD systems

Simple or complex drawing? If it's a simple shape I can draw it in CAD for you as long as you have a dimensioned sketch.
by Busted Bricks
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Battery Connectors
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Battery Connectors

That Tamiya connector looks at bit worse for wear. If you have soldering skills I suggest replacing them with XT30 or Deans connectors. Easily available from Ebay. I've always found the Tamiya connectors to be horrible - bulky and poor contacts that wear out quickly.
by Busted Bricks
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Becoming a loco manufacturer
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: Becoming a loco manufacturer

John, I would actually love to make a 1/12 scale loco. I like the size. If I could start all over again and if suitable track was available I would probably model in 1/12-ish. Once parts are drawn it's not too hard to scale them up. Also steel is cheap so the material cost for chassis and bodywork w...