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by Busted Bricks
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Does anyone here have a 'Plotter'
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Does anyone here have a 'Plotter'

A heck of a lot of housewives have a Cricut or Silhouette vinyl cutter and run hobby business, making all sorts of decorative items. It's had quite an impact on the signage industry. If you are on Facebook, search for "Silhouette UK" or "Cricut UK" and you will find several groups. Should be possibl...
by Busted Bricks
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Best mini electric drill?
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Best mini electric drill?

You can get a chuck to fit the Proxxon mini drills. I have several Proxxon drills and they have all served me well. A couple of years ago I made the mistake of buying the Dremel battery powered drill - turned out to be really cheap and nasty quality.
by Busted Bricks
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: 16mmngmassoc
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: 16mmngmassoc

Totally agree , it’s not cosy anymore , too professional and glossy particularly the mag , it’s all about bling and spending power. There is always a level of commercialisation in a hobby when it grows above a certain size. That is not a bad thing IMHO as not everyone has the time or ability to mak...
by Busted Bricks
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Edith locomotive
Replies: 17
Views: 984

Re: Edith locomotive

tom_tom_go wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:01 pm
I hope the project continues.
It will for sure. I just don't know when. I was about to order parts this week, but a sharp decline in orders means I have to put it on hold. I won't be able to pay myself any salary this month. Luckily my wife is in public employment and as such is guaranteed pay.
by Busted Bricks
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Edith locomotive
Replies: 17
Views: 984

Re: Edith locomotive

Covid-19 has a big effect on two of my largest customers as they sell a lot of their products at craft fairs. Consequently this affects my business and money is likely to be in very short supply for the foreseeable future. This means I can't order wheels and other parts that are needed in order to p...
by Busted Bricks
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Changing IP Engineering wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Changing IP Engineering wheels

Heating the wheels with a gas torch might help.

I don't understand why they supply wheels fitted to axles that then have to be taken off and fitted to other axles. Seems silly.
by Busted Bricks
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Edith locomotive
Replies: 17
Views: 984

Re: Edith locomotive

tom_tom_go wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:21 pm
I think the use of steel is great.
Well, it's cheap and I have a lot of it :)
by Busted Bricks
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Edith locomotive
Replies: 17
Views: 984

Re: Edith locomotive

It might be hard to tell from the picture but the chain used is steel roller chain, not Delrin chain. Sprockets are also steel.

Wheels will be 35mm over the tread.
by Busted Bricks
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Edith locomotive
Replies: 17
Views: 984

Re: Edith locomotive

No plans for bodywork at the moment but some sort of tram or logging loco look would be the obvious choice. I can easily cut different types of bodywork on my lasers or people can make their own. This is mainly about designing a platform for a low budget steam loco and give people the opportunity to...
by Busted Bricks
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Edith locomotive
Replies: 17
Views: 984

Re: Edith locomotive

First test cut of chassis parts. Mainly just to see if the bend slots are in the right location. Wheels will be bigger - these were just what I had in stock. More tabs and holes to sketch in. Might be able to make it a few mm narrower. The frame stretchers conveniently fold by hand and it's all asse...
by Busted Bricks
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Edith locomotive
Replies: 17
Views: 984

Edith locomotive

Progress will be posted elsewhere.
by Busted Bricks
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Cog Railway for the garden
Replies: 12
Views: 474

Re: Cog Railway for the garden

The simple solution would be to use roller chain as the rack and mount a sprocket on one of the axles.

Alternatively I could laser cut some rack in steel.
by Busted Bricks
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Drilling holes in metal angle
Replies: 19
Views: 8550

Re: Drilling holes in metal angle

Busted Bricks wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:17 pm
Print it, stick it on with a glue stick, centerpunch, drill. That's how I do it.
That was before I got the laser - now I draw the holes in CAD and let the laser cut them 8)
by Busted Bricks
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Radio control and compatibility
Replies: 21
Views: 697

Re: Radio control and compatibility

Those are Flysky so you need a Flysky transmitter: https://uk.banggood.com/buy/flysky-tx-i6.html
by Busted Bricks
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Radio control and compatibility
Replies: 21
Views: 697

Re: Radio control and compatibility

ge_rik wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:52 am
Hi Doug
Deltang txs will bond with 2.4gHz Spektrum DSM2 and DSMX rxs only
They don't need to be Spektrum receivers, just ones that run DSM2 or DSMX protocol. Lots of cheap versions - I have used LemonRX for many years.